Arts in the Parks

Arts in the Parks is a fun educational program that allows families to explore their local, state and national parks while learning from professional how to become an author. Arts in the Parks may also be offered by zoos and museums. 

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

Program participants will learn how to create characters, settings, plot their story, write the first draft, peer review, write the second draft, edit and how to publish their stories. At the end of the event, participants will be invited to a final campfire where they will present their short story to a live audience. They will have the opportunity to have their short story published in an anthology that will be available on Amazon and other major book distributors. Students may also be offer a publishing contract from Crimson Sparrow.

HOST INFORMATION

Every Arts in the Parks program is different because we personalize our programming to perfectly merge with the historical and/or natural wonders of the participating park, zoo or museum. The hosting organization will be responsible for meeting with our principal, Allison Bruning, in order to schedule and plan the event. The organization will provide one or more tours to the program participants and host a public reading at the end of the event. Academic Warriors will create the the social media promotional and flyers for the event. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in hosting an event for your community. 

Creating the Perfect Story

Students will learn how to create a fictional story from a published author. This workshop will lead students through characterization, world building, plot development and the three stages of writing. After the workshop, students will experience the publishing journey by preparing their story with Marfa House, under their Comanche Moon program, for publication in the Arts in the Parks Anthology. 

History's Mystery

Students will learn about an unsolved mystery that is associated with the park. They will explore the historical career fields of historian, archaeology, art historian and preservationist. Students will learn about primary and secondary sources. They will learn the process of conducting historical research and how to construct an argumentative essay. The essays will be posted on our website and on the Mountain Trail Writers blog under the Comanche Moon program. 

Twisted Folk Tales

Students will explore how a story can be changed just by changing the point of view. They will hear two different versions of the same folktale told by different characters. Students will then rewrite the same folktale using the park setting and the same characters but from the point of view of one of the characters. After the workshop, students will experience the publishing journey by preparing their story with Marfa House, under their Comanche Moon program, for publication in the Arts in the Parks Anthology. 

Fairy Tales Around the World

Students will explore how a story can be changed just by changing the culture and setting. They will hear the traditional version of a fairy tale and two different versions of the same tale but from different cultures.  Students will then rewrite the same folktale using the park setting, culture and important people from the park.  After the workshop, students will experience the publishing journey by preparing their story with Marfa House, under their Comanche Moon program, for publication in the Arts in the Parks Anthology.

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