Workshop Information

coverEvery Child Has a Story Writing Workshop

“Enhancing self esteem in children & young adults through writing, creativity and public speaking skills”

Our Every Child Has a Story Writing Workshops, intended for students 7 years and older are unique and custom-tailored depending on the age group and number of participants in which we are working. Through positive thinking and creative expressive methods, we inspire writers of all levels to be courageous enough to think outside of the box and express
their dreams, interests and desires on paper in ways that are beneficial, elevating, and self-motivating.

All workshops are interactive and stimulating where students are engaged emotionally and physically. All workshops include a generous supply of necessary materials for the writers for use during the workshop and supplies to take home to continue their creative literary works afterwards.

If you are interested in scheduling an Every Child Has a Story Writing Workshop for your group/class or just want more information, please contact me at (

Beverly Jones-Durr
Author, Artist, Speaker


There will be two Summer Sessions this year.  

Date: Jun 9 – Jul 2, 2014 (Session One).    (Registration closes 2 Jun 2014)

Jul 7 – 30 2014 (Session Two)

Time: 11am – 1pm
Days: Mon-Wed

Location: 149 Forestbrook Drive, Madison AL

Award Ceremony: 2 Jul 2014 for session one.  30 Jul 2014 for session two. Details will be provided during workshop.

Fees: Due 7 days prior to session start date.  You may pay online at:
2014 Summer Writing Workshop: For limited time only $90 per child ($150 value) 
Intended for Children ages 7 and up – Total number of days = 12
Workshop Goals

• Build a safe and productive writing community
• Establish Workshop rituals and rules
• Develop the understanding that writing has meaning
• Generate lots of thinking, talking and writing.
• Publish a completed balanced story

Introduction of Story Plan –

Introduce the character and the setting.
What is the mood of the character? Is (s)he excited about something? What is (s)he looking forward to? What has (s)he planned? Is (s)he bored?

Character faces a problem.
What is the mood of the character? Angry? Upset? Puzzled? How does (s)he express the mood?

This is the part where the character is inactive, passive, but the character’s mind is busy with thoughts, ideas worries.
S(he) thinks about her current problem, why it had to happen, wonders how it will get resolved. The students are asked to set this scene in their mind. S(he) also contrasts her mood in PART ONE (excitement) and PART TWO (sorrow/ anger).
This is also a time when the idea for a resolution may begin to develop in the character’s mind. Or perhaps this is the planning stage in a revenge story such as Karate Kid, where the kid trains.

The Solution: The character no longer faces the problem.
As a twist, they could bring in another problem at the end.

Editing/Revising/Further developing

Hard Copy Review by Conferring

Ready For Print