Bethany Barton Teaches Creative Writing

DSCN2496

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, author-illustrator Bethany Barton taught a creative writing class for kids ages 5-8 at Pasadena Public Library. Her humor and fun infused the class and put the kids in a playful, creative zone. She read us one of her books and even brought some way-cool props, like a puppet and a toilet paper gun–to shoot us with spiderwebs! Kids did group writing and then individual writing with some help from parents. They learned about enhancing simple sentences with more details.

Watch our video:

And here are some pictures from the class:

DSCN2465

DSCN2466

DSCN2467

DSCN2469

DSCN2471

DSCN2472

DSCN2475

DSCN2477

DSCN2478

DSCN2483

DSCN2485

DSCN2486

DSCN2489

DSCN2491

DSCN2497

You can find her books at the library:

61X0J-LEgRL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

monster-haircut

tumblr_inline_mn84j4cw3y1qz4rgp

And for a cute video of her friend Stewart, you have to watch this:

Thank you so much Bethany for your wonderful workshop! It was a lot of fun!

Our next workshop for this age group will be on August 9th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, with a young writer named Cassidy Kao who will teach us about different types of poems. If you have a child between the ages of 5 and 8 call us to register: 626-744-4066 option 4.

AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.