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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samar Abulhassan holds an MFA. from Colorado State University and has worked as a teaching artist for a decade, for Seattle Arts and Lectures' WITS Program, Hugo House, Jack Straw, and the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Born to Lebanese immigrants and raised with multiple languages, she is a 2006 Hedgebrook alum and the author of multiple chapbooks, including Farah and Nocturnal Temple. She received a 2016 CityArtist grant to complete a novel-in-poems, reflecting on memory, longing and the Arabic alphabet ignited while exploring Pike Place Market and Seattle’s waterfront.