Tale Spinners Debut “The Nightmare Room”

The Edison Tale Spinners completed the school year with the release of their Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book, “The Nightmare Room”.

You can download and read (or print) the whole story here! Enjoy!

Story: Edison The Nightmare Room

Printable Cover Art: The Nightmare Room cover

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Spring Programs Start Next Week!

We are looking forward to a great spring term of after school creative writing! Check out these great programs.

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*Wild Imagination Group for Elementary
Schoolers*

This group is all about fun and discovery of the wonder of words. Sessions include action packed word-play, oral and written storytelling, exploration of poetry, engaging crafts, and games. This term students will also be exploring with writing choose-your own-adventure stories. Meets Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 7th-May 26th. Tuition is $95 per student.

 

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*Workshop Wednesdays for Middle Schoolers*

In this group, we’ll explore a variety of storytelling genres: poetry, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi and more! Find your favorite writing style, hone  narrative skills, create  new stories or polish older projects.  Meets Wednesdays from 4 p.m to 5:30 p.m., April 6th-May 25th. Tuition is $95 per student.

 

 

creative-writing-2*Edison Tale Spinners Group*  
This group is for Edison Elementary School 4th and 5th graders. We will be listening to and experimenting with different styles of storytelling, playing word games, and venturing into choose-your-own-adventure writing. Group meets Tuesdays, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 pm, beginning April 5th in the Barn classroom at Edison.*Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $95 per student.*

 

*Private Tutoring (all ages)*
Do you have a student who could benefit from personally tailored support in academic writing? Do you know a young creative writer who would like to get one-on-one instruction on writing craft?  The Salmon House Writers Workshop offers individual creative or academic writing tutoring for budding writers of any age. Sessions are specifically designed to meet the needs of the student in an encouraging environment.

* Space is limited, so sign up for classes today.  Visit our registration page or call (541) 326-6112.*

Spring After-School Programs

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*Wild Imagination Group for Elementary Schoolers*
This group is all about fun and discovery of the wonder of words. Sessions include action packed word-play, oral and written storytelling, exploration of poetry, engaging crafts, and games.  Meets Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning April 7th. *Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $95 per student.*

 

IMG_1821*Workshop Wednesdays for Middle Schoolers*

In this group, we’ll explore a variety of writing styles and genres: poetry, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi and more! Participants will hone their narrative skills and create original works to be compiled in a group anthology.  Meets Wednesdays from 4 p.m to 5:30 p.m. beginning April 6th. *Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $95 per student.*

 

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*Edison Tale Spinners Group*                                                                                                                           This group is for Edison Elementary School 4th and 5th graders. We will be listening to and experimenting with different styles of storytelling, playing word games, and venturing into choose-your-own-adventure writing. Group meets Tuesdays, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 pm, beginning April 5th in the Barn classroom at Edison.*Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $95 per student.*

 

*Private Tutoring (all ages)*
Do you have a student who could benefit from personally tailored support in academic writing? Do you know a young creative writer who would like to get one-on-one instruction on writing craft?  The Salmon House Writers Workshop offers individual creative or academic writing tutoring for budding writers of any age. Sessions are specifically designed to meet the needs of the student in an encouraging environment.

* Space is limited, so sign up for classes today.  Visit our registration page or call (541) 326-6112.*

Spotlight on Edison: New Tale Spinners Group

 

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Tale Spinners, the newest  Salmon House Writers Workshop after-school program for Edison Elementary students, just concluded its first session. What a great time we had! Conducted on campus, the Tale Spinners Group’s activities were uniquely informed by the school’s history and traditions of storytelling. One of the highlights of Winter session was the guided tour with Principal Tom Horn exploring the mysteries beyond the locked blue door in the corner of our classroom; a door that leads to the Edison “catacombs”.

 

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The catacombs are rumored to be the home of Abigail, the  good-natured, mischievous ghost of a former student.  After an absolutely captivating trip into the secret twists and turns of the catacombs, students wrote their own original stories about Abigail’s antics; from rearranging Chef Ray’s kitchen and pranking students, to stashing sugar in her catacomb hideaway.

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One Tale Spinner’s student, Celia Sherman entered her Abigail Tale in the Wordcrafters 2016 Young Writers Contest and was awarded 2nd prize in the Elementary category. Congratulations Celia!

Edison Tale Spinners begins its Spring session on April 5th. For more information please visit our Programs page.

 

Tale Spinners at Edison Elementary

Tale Spinners Tuesdays at Edison Elementary for 3rd-5th graders

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 This new group for Edison Elementary School is all about discovery of the wonder of words. Sessions include action packed word-play, storytelling, exploration of poetry, and fiction, engaging crafts, and games. Taught by Sallie Vandagrift of the Salmon House Writers Workshop.

 When: Tuesdays, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                      January 19th through March 8th

Where: The Library at Edison Elementary School

Tuition is $95 per student. All class materials are included. Space is limited. To sign up please contact Sallie at (541) 326-6112 and visit the Programs page for a registration form.

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New After-School Programs and More

 

Happy New Year to all!

The Salmon House Writers Workshop is celebrating with several great
programs for young writers. Enrollment is open for the following:

*Wild Imagination Group for Elementary Schoolers*
This group is all about fun and discovery of the wonder of words. Sessions
include action packed word-play, oral and written storytelling, exploration of poetry, engaging crafts, and games.  Meets Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning January 21st.
*Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $95 per student.*

*Workshop Wednesdays for Middle Schoolers*
In this group, we’ll explore a variety of writing styles and genres:
poetry, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi and more! Participants will hone their
narrative skills and create original works to be compiled in a group
anthology.  Meets Wednesdays from 4 p.m to 5:30 p.m. beginning January
20th. *Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $95 per student.*

*Private Tutoring (all ages)*
Do you have a student who could benefit from personally tailored support in academic writing? Do you know a young creative writer who would like to get one-on-one instruction on writing craft?  The Salmon House Writers Workshop offers individual creative or academic writing tutoring for budding writers of any age. Sessions are specifically designed to meet the needs of the student in an encouraging environment.

* Space is limited, so sign up for classes today.  Visit our registration page or call (541) 326-6112.*

The Fall 2015 Student Anthology Is Here!

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What a terrific fall term this has been!  We’ve had a great time exploring poetry, fiction, personal narrative, and more. To read the Fall 2015 Student Anthology with works selected by student authors from the Wild Imagination Elementary Group and the Workshop Wednesday Middle School Group, click here: SHWW fall 2015 anthology copy.  Feel free to share this PDF with family and friends.

After school programs will resume after the holidays, beginning January 20th & 21st. To find out more, visit our Program listing. We hope your young writers will start off the New Year writing at the Salmon House!