Tuesday, March 15, 2011

BRAVE STUDENTS--CREATIVE WRITING

Actress-writer Deborah Pratt and I have signed on to teach a 5 week creative writing workshop for high school students in Pacoima, CA.

The kids are all good looking and brave. And they each have more responsibility than any teenager should. Some are caring for sick parents. Others have little children of their own. We see them shoulder their responsibilities with courage and grace. Each has a story to tell. It’s our job to help them tell it.

We meet every Tuesday in Pacoima, CA with their independent-studies teacher Barrie Becker and a caring social worker from El Nido Family Centers, one of California’s leading non-profit agencies, dedicated to helping kids flourish and achieve their goals.

12 comments:

Manuel said...

hi lorainedespres this is manuel from the tuesday class. im really sorry for missing this weeks class the thing was that i was really busy and i had no ride, i promise not to miss anymore because your a wonderful teacher and im very happy to be in your class.

Mindy said...

What a great way to help share your love of writing! I wish I were there so I could learn from you.

Anonymous said...

Great work!

DaisyV602 said...

Since the first week attending this Writing Class, i knew it was going to be a fun class, and it is. The teachers are Amazing and so are the people in it, we all have a different story and that's what makes it even more interesting.Can't wait for tomorro's Class.
-Daisy'(:

Anonymous said...

hello(: loraine this is maria gomez from tuesdays creative writing class. Im happy that you take time to come to our school and teach us how to be good writers like yourself. I too love writing but ive been kinda shy in the class. I like to learn and this class is helping out alot for me. I am starting a journal for myself to do what i like to do write(: english is my faivortie subject. Thank you for coming to our school your an amazing teacher i enjoy learning from you. I would love to read your books

Miraida said...

well this class is very fun.I think everyone has a adventurous story to tell and why not share it with great people.
-Miraida

DeborahMPratt said...

This is Deborah Pratt and working with these amazing young writers has been a gift. Their courage and the power of their inner light, tells me anything they decide to do they can achieve. Desire and Passion to create and achieve are the first keys.

Anonymous said...

This is Maria Gomez
Im sorry i couldnt make it last week but i am going this tuesday for sure(:

Blanca Ventura said...

I just want to take the time to say thank you and let you know that i really a appreciate the time you took with me and thought me that i can let my emotions out in the rite way and feel better.
THANK YOU, SINCERELY
BLANCA VENTURA

german said...

This class is dope and ceative.I'm glad i got to be a part of it.
Thanks for the key i pimped it out.;)

Anonymous said...

thank you guys for taking your opportunity to teach us ! it's a fun classs
-rosie.

german otmaendi said...

im going to miss this class it was fun and the authors were very cool and creative..