Category Archives: Resistant Writers

The State of Studio: Much to Look Forward to in 2016

Happy New Year! The last twelve months have been incredibly busy ones at the WNY Young Writers’ Studio. As I draft this, our space has been packed into boxes and moved several blocks south of our Delaware Avenue location, to the third floor of Kenmore Presbyterian Church, where we have been given a great big room […]

Learning from Young Writers

Six year old Luke Toney entered the WNY Young Writers’ Studio as a self-proclaimed resistant writer. His proclamations were always very polite, but still? He really didn’t like to write. So much so that he visibly stiffened each time I invited him to put pen to paper. In the early days, the moment we began […]

Practicing Appreciative Inquiry

  Focusing on the weaknesses that writers possess inhibits us from empowering them to identify what they are good at so that they may use their strengths to contribute to our classrooms and our communities. Have you considered how many young people graduate from our high schools completely alienated from themselves and thoroughly unaware of […]