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      The Trumpet of the Swan: Experiential Literature Workshop in Santa Cruz

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      April 18, 2014

      Friday   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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      The Trumpet of the Swan: Experiential Literature Workshop

      THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN (E.B. White)

      April 17 or 18, 2014

      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 www.LitWitsWorkshops.com 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:  

      Although he lacks a voice in the traditional "Ko-hoh!" sense, trumpeter  swan Louis learns to speak to the world with a trumpet stolen from a music store  by his father. With the support of an unusual boy named Sam, who helps Louis  learn how to read and write, the swan has some rather unswanlike adventures and  ultimately wins the love--and the freedom--of a beautiful swan named Serena.

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      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 Thursday mornings 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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