[Skip to Content]

Kelly Richey

A Piece of Paper Always Listens: Celebrating Our Struggles

Curriculum: Creative Writing, Social Emotional Learning

The writing circle practices used, offer a safe space for students to write, and to share what they've written, in a confidential space. When we write, we practice listening to ourselves. When we read what we've written, we practice listening to others, and throughout this process, we experience what it's like to be heard. These practices allow students to recognize and share their unique stories, and give voice to students’ journeys. This workshop addresses Social Emotional Learning standards, especially Self-Awareness and Self-Management, and can focus on addressing specific issues such as bullying, identity issues, and self-esteem.

Recommended Grades: 7-12

Maximum Audience: 30

Length: 50 minutes

Cost: $200 first session / $150 each additional / 6 session residency $750

Max #Sessions per Day: 4