Join us for creative inspiration and fun writing projects to try! Kids Write-In is a free, weekly writing circle for elementary school-aged youth who want to write independently or with the help of an adult. In each 40-minute session, students have the opportunity to read various styles of writing, discuss these with their peers, practice creative writing of their own, and share with each other, if they want to!
These sessions take place online using Zoom on Wednesdays from 4–4:40 pm Pacific Time. Please note that this is a program for KIDS ONLY! Because this program involves youth, we require that all participants who join via Zoom start the hour with their cameras on so that Hugo House instructors can verify the identity of attendees. If you don’t verify your identity by turning on your camera when asked by the instructor, we reserve the right to remove you from the Zoom meeting. If you have any questions about this policy, please send an email to email@example.com.
Samar Abulhassan is a Jack Straw Writer, and holds an M.F.A. from Colorado State University. She’s worked in California public schools for seven years. Born to Lebanese immigrants and raised with multiple languages, she is a 2006 Hedgebrook alum and the author of six chapbooks, including Farah and Nocturnal Temple. Samar has worked with Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools since 2008. Samar also recently participated in the 2018 Skagit River Poetry Festival. In 2016, Samar received a CityArtist grant to aid in completing a novel-in-poems reflecting on memory, longing, and the Arabic alphabet. Samar often finds inspiration in images and places and replicates these techniques in her teaching. She has explored Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront, both of which influenced her work.