Budding wordsmiths find their voices in this intensive course,
in which they craft a play or short story over the week. Students
share the workshop with a group of fellow writers from Long
Island’s Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, and
gain insight into the writing process by responding to one
another’s work. The week culminates with a reading for friends and
family, where students from both programs have their work read by
professional actors. No previous experience necessary.
Your child will:
• meet other young writers from across the state
• build style, tone, and voice
• improve critical thinking through responses to fellow students’ work
About the Instructor:
Richard Hoehler is an actor, director, writer, and teaching artist. He received the OOBR Award for Best Solo Performance, and his work has been optioned by Columbia Tri-Star Television, performed at regional theaters around the country, featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and published by Smith & Kraus. His fiction and award-winning short stories have been published by various publications and presses. Hoehler has taught acting and writing classes in New York City schools for over twenty years, and is the workshop director for Random House, Inc.’s Creative Writing Competition.