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Carousels, Podcasts, and Visual Novels: April Break Workshops

April 19, 2019

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A student riding a butterfly on a carousel.

Whether it’s riding a carousel on the Greenway or recording a podcast, 826 Boston livens up each April break (while giving parents a break) with a week of free writing workshops, from two-hour sessions to full-day field trips.

Six- to eight-year-old students explored the urban environment at the Rose Kennedy Greenway, winding through the labyrinth in Armenian Heritage Park and taking the oath of the junior park ranger with a Boston Harbor Islands ranger before sitting down to write animal poems with instructors from The Writers’ Loft, fueled by lunch donated by the Mo’Rockin Fusion food truck. Older students wrote and recorded podcasts with the PRX Podcast Garage, spent the day perfecting their powers of inquiry at the Museum of Science, and collaborated on a choose-your-own-adventure, anime-inspired visual novel.

Workshop week showcases the creativity of 826 Boston’s community, with lessons led by a Commonwealth Corps service member, a College for Social Innovation fellow, and longtime volunteers. A dedicated group of volunteers made the week’s eight workshops possible, nurturing each student’s creativity individually.

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