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.
Arlene Naganawa works with high school and middle school writers in poetry, fiction, and academic writing. Arlene's work appears in such journals as Crab Orchard Review, Crab Creek Review, Pontoon, Calyx, All the Sins, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Caketrain, and others. Her poems have been featured on Poetry on Buses and in Washington 129, an anthology of Washington State poets curated by Tod Marshall. She is the author of three chapbooks and is currently part of the Pongo Publishing Teen Writing team and a Writing and Critical Thinking instructor with Minds Matter Seattle, a nonprofit organization that helps high school students from low income families to prepare for success in college.