Archive for January, 2012

Volunteer to Mentor the KIPP Scribes and Create a Book


Written on January 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm, by Sue

Would you like to help a middle school student become a published author? Do you know someone who would?

Aatallah and Bret working on The Whole Fiasco for the KIPP Scribes

The KIPP Scribes program is getting started in February, and we need your help. I’m excited to announce we’ll be partnering with our friends at Wink to make this year’s program bigger and better.

For an hour every week in February and March, you’ll meet 1-on-1 with a 5th grader at KIPP STRIVE Academy to craft a new work of fiction or nonfiction. See that picture above? It’ll look a lot like that.

After that work is done, we’ll compile the stories together for a handsome publication. Finally, we’ll all have a party for the book’s debut at the Decatur Book Festival.

Sounds like fun, right? We need 35 of you, so don’t be shy.

Here’s what you need to do to help:

1. Attend an orientation session on February 8th at 3:30pm.
2. Commit to 8 hours of service over a two month period.
3. Be available on Tuesdays between 3:00 and 4:00pm or Wednesdays between 3:15 and 4:15pm.
4. Have some sort of writing experience. You needn’t be Tolstoy, mind you. If you think you may qualify, chances are you probably do. Last year we welcomed writers, lawyers, teachers, and workaday folks like me.

Sign up by emailing Sue (sue@wrensnestonline.combefore the end of business on January 27th. That’s real soon! Do you have questions? Sue can answer those too.

We had a blast making last year’s book, The Whole Fiasco. Look no further than the launch party photos.

Even if this program isn’t for you, I bet you know someone who would love it. And chances are, they’re totally clueless. Please forward this post along to your friends and/or enemies who might be even a little interested.

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