3-5, Middle school, High school, Teachers, Staff
For more information on facilitatory/author, visit her website at www.janinedetilliocammarata.com
Virtual or In-person
Narrative Journaling for Self-Expression and Life, Creative Writing, Storytelling
ELA, The Arts, Health
The Writer’s Journal–Grades 3-8
Range for in-person or virtual:
$150 per session (45 – 60 minutes)
$600 for full day (maximum 5 sessions)
Writer’s Journal Residencies (Recommended 3-5 days)–Contact author for multiple day discount
Middle School/High School–Narrative Journaling for Self-expression and Life
In-person or Virtual
4-week Journal Program four 45-60 minute sessions $600 plus cost of customized journal box to further engage student in a fun and accessible manner. (Contact facilitator for costs–based on # of students.)
6-week Journal Program four 45-60 minute sessions $900 plus cost of customized journal box to further engage student in a fun and accessible manner. (Contact facilitator for costs–based on # of students.)
Contact facilitator for more details or multiple day/number of classes discounts.
Throughout the school year.
- Narrative Journal techniques for Self-expression, self-awareness, recording daily life and processing emotions.
- Fictional Character development within the framework of brainstorming and a step by step story map.
Program Descriptions (Virtual or In-person)
Narrative Journaling for Self-Expression and Life
Journaling is a life-long practice that serves many purposes. From recording daily life to self-expression, understanding our purpose, values, hopes, and dreams, to creating a pause place to process emotions and slow down. Over the past 8 years, through life experiences, training, and teaching hundreds of workshops, I developed this program to provide an accessible and fun way to journal and prioritize what matters most to every individual.
4-week or 6- week Programs:
- Week One: Basics of Journaling
- Week Two: Self-Expression/Awareness
- Week Three: Goal Setting (values and navigating hopes, dreams, and desires)
- Week Four: Self-Management
- Week Five: Memoir/Family History
- Week Six: Magical Realism
The Writer’s Journal
Use writing examples from my series, The Puzzle Quests: Shimmer’s Eggs, Saving Atlantis, Sketchy Dinosaurs, Secret Treasures
Introduction: Create Characters
- Use of a photo prompt to develop a character (group participation)
- Physical description, such as hair and eye color, shape of face, gender, age, height, color of skin
- Emotion based on facial features
- Brainstorm what character loves or what is most important to them.
- What character wishes for
- What are their fears and what they are afraid will prevent that wish from coming true.
- Choose to use the current or different photo to create their own character using Creative Character Worksheet — Word Web
- Answer above and additional questions about character’s personality and how they react in situations.
- Pair and share characters with a partner
- Create plot based on what the character wants being prevented by their fear or outside barriers. Discuss conflict and ways to throw character into it as often as possible. Write the resolution and story ending. Learn how to move past getting stuck. Read story out loud when editing for effectiveness.
Activities based on grade, length of class, number of visits
Creative writing can be expanded to include setting, description, and finalized story based on number of workshops.
16 Carpenter Way
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Journaling for Stress Relief/Healing/Self-awareness/Personal Growth
Contact author for prices