When we inspire one child to share his or her voice, it can inspire a generation to do the same. That’s the ripple effect.

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November 10, 2020 – CHCH TV, Hamilton interviewed Ripple Foundation on the Kids Write 4 Kids writing contest.

The Write It Workshops is a creative writing program to inspire young authors in grades 4-8

We are hosting virtual workshops for young authors to encourage and continue their writing journey at home. All the virtual workshops will take place on ZOOM. Every month, we deliver three virtual workshops. Each workshop is 1 hour in length and starts at 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm depending on the date. Check the schedule and sign up to receive an invitation to register.

  • Brainstorm Bonanza – Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 1
  • Mixed Bag Mayhem – Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15
  • Plotline Play-By-Play – Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24, May 29

The creative writing workshops provide a foundation for young authors to participate in the 2020-2021 Kids Write 4 Kids annual writing contest.  The creative writing program focuses on improving the writing skills of children through fun, interactive activities through which participants are encouraged to find their voice and gain confidence in their choices as a writer.

Brainstorm Bonanza

The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants how to brainstorm story ideas effectively.

Mixed Bag Mayhem

The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants about the importance of characters and character development in storylines.

Plotline Play-By-Play

The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants about the role of plot structure in stories.

Kids eBooks Written by Kids Write 4 Kids Winners

No matter the age of the avid young readers in your life, we have books written by published authors between grades 4-8. Proceeds from book sales are donated to the winners’ charity of choice. Head to Amazon, Google Play, iBookstore, and Overdrive to explore 17 wonderfully creative stories from young Canadian writers to ignite the imaginations and a love for literacy in our next generation!

How to be an Abbott, written by Olivia Simms

by Olivia Simms, Grade 8

by Tvisha Lakhani, Grade 7

The Shores of Miami written by Szerminski

by Lucy Szerminski, Grade 7

The Big Red Balloon, written by Mya Barnett

by Mya Barnett, Grade 6

by Brynne Storey, Grade 4