Creative Writing for Beginning Readers, with Ashlyn Anstee!

Last week, author-illustrator Ashlyn Anstee came to Pasadena Public Library to teach a workshop on creative writing for kids between the ages of 5 and 8. The workshop was super fun, punctuated by her amazing sense of humor and her creative ideas for engaging the kids!

Thanks a million for doing this workshop Ashlyn! You have such a great way with kids!

At the bottom of this post, be sure and check out Ashlyn’s books 😉

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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.

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