Joyful Literacy

Step away from the hard times for a moment to experience joyful literacy. With everything we’ve been going through, sometimes students (and teachers) just need to have a positive experience with writing, one that brings smiles and confidence.  Remember how to have fun with writing in your classroom! Practice collaborative and independent writing activities that will bring smiles to you and your students’ faces. Activities will include: collaborative playwriting and story games, place-based descriptive writing, and using figurative language to celebrate students’ strengths with poetry.

Presenter: Cynthia Larsen is Lake Erie Ink’s co-founder and Education Director. She holds a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Stanford University and an ELA teaching credential from San Francisco State University. Ms. Larsen taught in Jersey City, NJ; Oakland, CA; and Cleveland before attending graduate school at the University of Arizona, where she received her MFA in creative writing. Ms. Larsen has collaborated with teachers on project-based creative writing for over 15 years, combining her training in education with her passion for writing. At Lake Erie Ink, Ms. Larsen develops and implements creative writing curriculum that supports and meets the educational state standards for English and Language Arts.


Friday August 19, 2022 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


Online Workshop-Zoom


Christine Lee