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      December 6, 2013

      Friday   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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      Little Women: Experiential Literature Workshop

      LITTLE WOMEN (Louisa May Alcott)

      Dec 5 or 6, 2013

      LitWits Workshops

      We can’t wait to bring this book to life! We'll explore the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of this wonderful story through prop-based discussion and creative activities, including drama, art, writing, history, geography, science, and more!  (See for our gallery and more details.) When children learn with their senses, their enthusiasm and curiosity increase, and teachable moments abound.

      About this book, from Goodreads:  The four March sisters—warm and fashionable Meg, literary and tomboyish Jo, frail and angelic Beth, and lovely but vain Amy—live in Civil War New England. With their father off to war, they grow and learn to be better women under the ever-patient guide of their mother’s hand. Lessons in humility, romance, friendship, loss, and joy occur to the March sisters in a variety of scenarios which have been pleasingly narrated for us by the character-writer Alcott. Never dull, and full of important morals and fun, it is no wonder that Little Women remains a beloved classic over a century after it was first published. more 

      Workshop Details

      How it works:  Each four-hour LitWits workshop focuses on a single work of literature that the children have read before they arrive.  Heavily abridged and audio versions are perfectly acceptable! Though we encourage completion of the book before the workshop, it’s not necessary in order to enjoy our creative, immersive activities. 

      Ages:  We don’t have age restrictions – as a parent, you know best what your child is ready for, interested in, and capable of. Having said that, we find that ages 9-12 are almost always "ready to LitWit"!

      Time and Place: Workshops are held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the campus of Vintage Faith Church at 350 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, upstairs in the Children & Youth Building.  The Abbey coffeehouse is right next door, if you’d like to jumpstart your four hours of free time!

      Cost for each 4-hour workshop: The cost of each workshop includes all supplies and snacks; children bring their own lunch. If you are registering one child, each workshop is $65.  If you are registering siblings for the same workshop, each workshop is $60/child. LitWits Workshops is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School. 

      Cancellation policy: We purchase materials several days in advance of each workshop, so please let us know as soon as possible if your child won’t be able to attend. We appreciate your consideration!

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