For Teens

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Finding Story: Using Pixar's Storytelling Strategies

Saturday, February 25th 12:00 - 4:00pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
14 seats max
Only 2 spots left!

Do you love Pixar films? Have you ever wondered what makes them sooo good? In this one-day workshop, we’ll learn and apply the craft of Pixar’s storytelling success to our own creative writing. We’ll begin by analyzing and comparing scenes from beloved Pixar films like The Incredibles, Up, Finding Dory (and more!) to classic and contemporary works of fiction and discover their shared storytelling strategies. Then, through a series of fun, directed writing exercises, we’ll apply those strategies--plus the 22 rules for crafting a story at Pixar--to our own writing. By the end of class, you’ll know what the master storytellers at Pixar already know and how to use that knowledge for any story you want to tell.

Join GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP), a FREE creative writing workshop for Boston-area high schoolers. Our students come from a wide variety of high schools in the Boston area and enjoy cool writing exercises, mingling with fellow young writers, snacks, and an optional open mic. After four great years, YAWP has already been recognized by the Boston Globe as Boston's hub for writing teenagers. You must be 13-18 years to register. 
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Sean Van Deuren
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