916 Ink will be hosting a Jr. High Magazine Workshop on July 7th-18th, 10:00AM-12:PM at the La Familia Counseling Center, 5523 34th Street. The goal of the workshop is to create a “zine”, also known as a magazine. With the help of comic book writer, Eben E.B. Burgoom, the writer of “B Squad” and “Eben 07”, the workshop is aimed to be a hit.
The workshop is open to all junior high students interested in creative writing. It is also emphasized that those who are interested do not have to have experience in writing to attend the workshop, the event is open to all.
“The program is aimed to be a Choose Your Own Adventure styled book that will take place in Sacramento. We’re really going to focus on making a short Choose Your Own Adventure-themed book. Each student will ideally get a shot at creating their own micro-CYOA style story that will fit into the over-arching book.” Says Burgoon.
916 ink is a program that promotes literacy to all ages in the Sacramento area. It is headed by a group of creative individuals who strive to spread literacy to all of Sacramento. They aim to engage and empower the youth through literature and arts. The program has served over 800 kids in K-12 programs and has successfully published over 25 books. The literature that the kids produce range from poetry to comic book writing.
916 ink has released books such as the one published in the Spring of 2014, known as, Stumbling Through The Stars, a book that features a collection of poetry and prose, in addition to advice for all budding writers and the magic of creative writing.
The event will run from July 7th-18th from 10AM-12Pm. It will be held at the LA Familia Counseling Center at 5523 34th Street, Sacramento, CA.
If you or anyone you know is interested in joining this workshop, please RSVP with Griselda Loza at (916) 452-3601