Hi. I’m Craig.

I am a professional writer and educator for 20+ years. I’m here to say writing is not enrichment. It is essential.

We are living in a new era. Creative thinking is crucial to survive and prosper. So why is creative writing still called an “elective”?

It deserves to be the cornerstone.

WordUpKids Is About Students Finding a Voice
of Their Own.

If your child loves to write and wants more creative stimulation and mentoring, you are in the right place.

If your child avoids writing like the plague because it’s too hard to organize thoughts or they just simply don’t like it, you are in the right place.

If your child is dealing with emotional challenges, finding it hard to open up and needs something therapeutic, you are in the right place.

Courses and Classes

WRITING FOUNDATIONS LEVEL 1

All Ages & Levels

Most writing classes for kids focus on form and outer structure – Word Up Kids’ technique focuses on the inner form. Where do ideas come from? How do we bridge the gap between thought and expression? Why is finding the inner voice so hard?

We take the mystery out of writing and make it simple – and endlessly fun. Students have the option to publish their work in our Anthology series or in their own book.

My method is individualized based on your child’s age and needs.

Schedule: 

Session 1
June 8 – June 29 Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm Ages 7-12
June 9 – June 30 Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm Ages 13 and Up

Session 2
July 6 – July 27 Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm Ages 7-12
July 7 – July 28 Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm Ages 13 and Up

Session 3
August 3 – August 24 Tuesdays Ages 7-12
August 4 – August 25 Wednesdays Ages 13 and Up

4 weeks, 1 class per week | $300.

HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE PREP

Most writing classes for kids focus on form and outer structure – Word Up Kids’ technique focuses on the inner form. Where do ideas come from? How do we bridge the gap between thought and expression? Why is finding the inner voice so hard?

Schedule:

Session 1
June 8 – June 29 Tuesdays 5.30-6.30pm (High School)
June 10 – July 1 Thursdays 5-6pm (College)

Session 2
July 6 – July 27 Tuesdays 5.30-6.30pm (High School)
July 8 – July 29 Thursdays 5-6pm (College)

Session 3
August 3 – August 24 Tuesdays 5.30-6.30pm (High School)
August 5 – August 26 Thursdays 5-6pm (College)

4 weeks, 1 class per week | $300

Private Sessions & Mentoring

1 to 1 Tutoring

(or Build Your Own Class)

If you are looking for 1 to 1 writing mentoring – or wish to build your own class – this is for you. These sessions will be tailored to your writing goals and schedule needs. Students have the option of publishing their work in our Word Up Kids Anthology series, or work on creating their own book.

Price: $125/hr. solo | $150/hr. duo | $175/hr. trio

FAMILY WRITER’S CIRCLE

There is a tremendous body of research showing that family is the key to overall happiness and well-being. Countless studies are emerging proving that families who sit down regularly to journal and share together run more smoothly, bounce back quicker from setbacks, and experience greater life satisfaction.

I have tried to create the workshop I have most wanted to attend with my own family. In these interactive sessions I’ve designed interpersonal writing and sharing exercises that help family members take off their masks in a safe space so that they can better see, hear, understand and love one another.

The family that writes together…

Families have the option to publish their work in our Anthology series or in their own book.

Price: $200 per hour

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