STAR (Stay True And Real) Writing Circles for Young People with Cate Berry
Everyone wants young people to write well—teachers, parents, future college admission boards—but before craft and technique can mean anything, young people need to know who they are and what lights them up. They need an honest teacher to hold space, give tender encouragement, keep confidentiality and turn up the FUN faucet with writing. Long story short, they need a creative writing mentor. During weekly writing circles, Teacher Cate uses on-the-spot prompts, art, music, outside walks and snacks (very important for writing) to help kids find and form a sacred writing space together. When kids focus on process over product, their writing soars.
Who is this class for?
Introverts and Extroverts
Big talkers and Silent watchers
Risk takers and Poetic Dreamers
Kids who love to write and kids who don’t
Anyone who want to belong to a group
Who is this class not for?
Students who like to make fun of others
Bullies and Sly Jabbers
Young people that exclude people of race, gender, LGBTQ+ individuals
People that already know everything
Fall Classes begin August 8 & 9! First trial class is free.
Cost: $280/4 classes or monthly
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 High School Group (Two spots left)
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 Middle School (in South Austin! Three spots left)
To register contact Teacher Cate by text or email:
Text: Cate Berry 512-773-3067
Email: [email protected] or visit classes at www.cateberry.com
Cate Berry is a creative cliff diver, a playful communicator, a hard-core listener, an addict for the color pink and a belly-laughing lover of life. She’s visited forty-nine out of fifty states, published six children’s books and holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. In earlier lifetimes, she was a professional actress in New York City and a songwriter with an album of original music. The ocean is her favorite body of water but Texas rivers come close. Her motto is ‘Fate Loves the Fearless’ and teenagers always surprise her, in the best possible ways.