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Creative Writing Club

Creative Writing Club In-Person

Join us for the month of October as we learn about different styles of poetry and each week create poems/stories of our own! Registration is for all 4 sessions.

Writing can be such a powerful, fun way to express yourself. Whether it be through writing stories, using pictures and text like in graphic novels, writing poetry (rhyming and non-rhyming/free verse) or a combination of them all - making something out of nothing, something that has never been created before - until you - is super cool! Join Mrs. Whiting each week for fun writing exercises used to create your own stories! Opportunities to share will be provided each week. Grades 3rd - 6th. Please register!

Week 1: Brief overview of poetry styles. Focus of this week will be on Haiku and Acrostics.

Week 2: Review Haiku and Acrostics. Focus of this week will be on rhyming and non-rhyming/free verse poetry.

Week 3: Review and create your own graphic novel!

Week 4: Review of different styles, online prompts and poetry books. Students choose their preferred style and continue creating.

ATTENTION: Teachers will be notified which students are registered for after-school programs. On the program date, students will gather in the WSS cafeteria where a Library staff member will pick them up at 3:10 p.m. All after school programs last 1 hour unless listed otherwise. Students may bring a snack to eat before the program begins.

Dates & Times:
3:30pm - 4:30pm, Monday, October 2, 2023
3:30pm - 4:30pm, Monday, October 16, 2023
3:30pm - 4:30pm, Monday, October 23, 2023
3:30pm - 4:30pm, Monday, October 30, 2023
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Program Room
  Grades 3rd - 4th     Grades 5th - 6th  
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Melissa Levins

Miss Melissa is the Children's Librarian at the Woodward Memorial Library and enjoys working with patrons of all ages! She started at WML as a Library Assistant in July 2018, but has worked at a number of libraries in Genesee county since 2014. Miss Melissa received her Bachelor's in Child and Family Studies from SUNY Oneonta in 2013 and recently completed her Master's in Library Science at the University of Syracuse. At WML she leads library programs of all types, including storytimes, after-school programs, take-home kits, and adult crafts. She loves hearing your program ideas and making them a reality! 


Miss Melissa loves to read mysteries, romance, fantasy, and thrillers, and her favorite adult authors are Mary Kubica, Colleen Hoover, Jodi Picoult, and Christina Lauren. Her favorite children's authors are Todd Parr, Eric Carle, Lucy Cousins, and Lemony Snicket, while her favorite young adult authors are John Green and Maureen Johnson. 

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