Writing, photography, sketches, poetry, fact, fiction, and more converge in the high school online newsletter. Collaborate on investigative and opinion pieces or share your own personal experiences. Bring creative themes for the Daily Top 10!
We will publish new articles each day online as they're ready and peer-reviewed. Each day might combine timely news articles, feature and serial columns, editorial content, photography, comics, spoof ads, and anything else we choose collectively. Whether your interest is writing, friendly copy-editing, layout, photography, or illustration there is a place in the newsletter if you want to be here!
A typical day will include: 10 minutes of opening worship; a general meeting of all participants to generate content, revisit previous contributions, and create the Daily Top 10 list together; breaking into teams to work on contributions; gathering toward to end to get an update on posted items; and, some open-format worship-sharing to conclude the day.
Participants will be encouraged to write or research articles, take photos, write poetry, continue their sketch art, and any other contributions throughout the day. Feel free to bring existing art, writing, and equipment (laptops for writing, cameras, etc.).
Let us discover together fast-paced production rooted in Quaker practice, while we share our creative gifts with each other and our community.
About the leader :
I've led a similar workshop in 2009 and 2012. The most positive outcome this year was reading some of the more powerful writing where participants shared openly of their experiences both at Gathering and in their personal lives. The 2012 edition is still available for review.
There were challenges with running this workshop in 2012. It was not always easy to motivate participants first thing in the morning to self-direct in writing, illustration or photography projects. When groups broke out to work on assignments there was always the possibility they would turn it into 'hang-out' time.
Cari Burke brought games and community activities to help wake up the group and work towards a unified feel.