ACHF Arts Access
I will develop my craft through the process of revising my novel Phoenix until it is polished and publication-ready. During this process, I will obtain a manuscript and query letter critique from a local author. 2: I will teach a writing workshop to kids on the north side of Minneapolis who want to write their stories but do not know how or where to begin. I will give a pre- and post- questionnaire asking participants about their experience with and attitude toward writing. I wish to empower kids through the practice of writing their stories.
I completed a full revision of my draft as well as connected with a local industry professional. My drafts on my computer are evidence of the revision process of my novel, and well as my continued relationship with Ms. Atwood. 2: I taught seven two-hour writing workshops to fifteen mothers and one middle-school boy (one of the mother's sons who attended). Because of the intimate nature of these writing sessions and the vulnerability of these mothers in transition, as well as the transient nature of homelessness while caring for their young children, I did not think a pre- and post-questionnaire was appropriate or useful in this setting to gather my data. Instead, I kept a journal of my observations.