Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen | Kids Out and About Buffalo

Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen


*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 08/14/2020
Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Try the writing methods Riordan uses to weave a siren spell. We’ll craft vivid descriptions and humorous wisecracks, similar to those in Percy’s narration. You’ll even create your own Camp Half Blood adventure.

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Member Price: $128 / General Public: $140
Deadline to Register: 5 pm on August 9
Instructor: Wendy Low
Age Group: 9-12

Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Try the writing methods Riordan uses to weave a siren spell. You will need to prepare by reading the first book of the series, The Lightning Thief. In class we will mine it for models of how to develop vivid characters and hold readers across chapter breaks, and for the benefits of borrowing story elements from past literature. We’ll craft vivid descriptions and humorous wisecracks, similar to those in Percy’s narration. You’ll create your own Camp Half Blood adventure. Meanwhile, we’ll enjoy exploring ancient Greek culture: hear stories from myths and history, attempt a Greek poetic form, examine Greek artifacts from museums around the world. We will also look at how we still borrow from ancient Greece in our language, government, culture, architecture, and art—to see that ancient Greece still lives in us.

Scholarships Available


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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

(585) 473-2590
Contact name: 
Sally Bittner Bonn
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
08/14/2020
Time: 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM