Fundraising Success, Pippy Darrel the Talking Book and the Next Write Space Workshop

We’re still buzzing from all of the excitement last week at Story Planet! Thanks again to all of you who sent in your #StorySelfie and donated to our literacy programs for Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday
Last Tuesday, we asked you to send us a #StorySelfie (a picture of yourself reading in an unusual spot), and you delivered! We received photos of you reading in boxes, in closets, by windows, and even Black Friday shopping! While we didn’t quite reach our fundraising goal this time around, we’re extremely grateful to everyone who donated to our literacy programs for Giving Tuesday. Every penny counts when we’re organizing awesome events. In fact, thanks to your generosity, we can now run two more free Alpha workshops, serving an additional 50 kids! If you didn’t get a chance to contribute on Giving Tuesday, it’s not too late! Follow this link to donate to Story Planet now!

PD Day Alpha Workshop

DSC_0244
During our free PD day Alpha Workshop last Friday, our students brainstormed ideas, wrote a story as a group about Pippy Darrell, a talking book shaped like a banana, and worked with a professional artist to bring their story to life. Once they were finished writing their own ending to the story, each student was given a copy of the book they’d worked on to bring home with them. Thanks to everyone who participated. We had the best time! Stay tuned to find out when we’ll be hosting another Alpha Workshop!

The Write Space: Using Social Media to Boost Your Creativity
Adult writers: Are you taking full advantage of your social media? This Thursday during The Write Space workshop at Story Planet, author Brian Francis will be discussing how to use technology and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Instagram, as well as self-publishing options to boost your creativity. Check out the event page for details and ticket prices.