We invite students, teachers, and families to join us — and some of your favorite authors and illustrators — for a free summer writing festival at the National Archives!
Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8 we’ll host The “Write” Stuff with workshops and a family day at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.
Select events will be live-streamed or available via webinar for those who can’t make it in person.
Friday, July 7
Be a Writer Day for Participants in Grades 4-6, free admission, registration required
Join us in person, online through YouTube, or via webinar for an exciting day. Highlights include:
- 10:30 am – noon: Discussion and Q&A with notable authors and illustrators of Young Adult and Children’s Literature: John Hendrix, Syl Sobel, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Jacqueline Jules, and Tonya Bolden. Moderated by Kitty Felde, host of the podcast “Book Club for Kids.” Live-streamed on YouTube.
- 12:15 – 12:45 pm: Book signings by featured authors
- 2 – 4:15 pm: Author-led hands-on workshops. Read the list of breakout sessions on the registration page. The session Making Fiction from Facts will be available via webinar. Registration required; participants will receive a link to join the webinar via email the week of the program.
To register, for more information, or to view author bios visit www.archivesfoundation.org/event/write-stuff
Saturday, July 8, 10 am to 4 pm
Family Research & Literacy Day, free admission and open to all
Join us for an exciting day. Highlights include:
- Discover literacy and research organizations and their available resources.
- Enjoy story times with special guest readers.
- Participate in activities led by featured authors and illustrators Marty Rhodes Figley, Syl Sobel, Janet Macreery, Diane Kidd and Margaret A. Weitekamp, John Hendrix, Tim Grove, Tonya Bolden, and Kitty Felde.
- Watch a live recording of the “Book Club for Kids” podcast with Kitty Felde, and special guest reader, NPR’s Susan Stamberg, with young readers from the Girlfriends Book Club Baltimore!
- Meet featured authors and illustrators and get books signed.
- View DC National History Day project finalists.