Chris Hansen: Why Teach Creative Writing/ How to Teach Creative Writing (and love it)

Why Teach Creative Writing?
Most parents have a general sense that their child ought to do a bit of creative writing. They know creativity is an essential skill in today’s world. Yet it is rarely taught. This seminar will explain the many benefits of incorporating creative writing into your student’s coursework. The benefits go much further than you imagine. In fact, it may be the most valuable subject of your homeschooling years. Don’t believe me? Come and hear how this preposterous claim could be true.

How to Teach Creative Writing (and love it).
Guiding your child in creativity is important. But many parents don’t know how to teach creative writing and feel that they would do a poor job if they tried. It requires a unique perspective and a different set of skills than the ones used in other subjects. Come and be introduced to the tools that will make teaching this subject easy and enjoyable. In fact, it might even become your favorite subject.

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Chris Hansen has over a decade of experience training professional filmmakers and storytellers in creativity. He was the executive director of the Piko Fellowship in Screenwriting, a long term residency program for film and television writers. A founding member and senior advisor to the Wedgwood Circle, he has been a creative partner with a team of award-winning artists. Hansen used this insider expertise and knowledge to start Wondertale, a company that encourages people of all ages to find and tell their stories. As a published author of both novels and creative writing resources, he enjoys speaking to parents about nurturing imagination in their kids. He and his wife homeschooled their three children and make their home in the gold country of California, where Chris spends his days mining for the treasures that can be found in wonder-filled stories.