for kids ages 7+

Our July-December 2021 catalog is up


Registration is open for summer, and fall is almost good to go–we’re on it! And yes, we’re staying online.



We’ve turned our best-selling writing camps into five-week classes for ages 8+:

Beginning Essay Writing – REGISTER
Jul 5-Aug 2 (5 Mondays) 10-11:30AM PST

Poetry WritingREGISTER
July 6-Aug 3 (5 Tuesdays) 10-11:30AM PST

Mechanics of Writing REGISTER
July 7-Aug 4 (5 Wednesdays) 10-11:30AM PST

Story WritingREGISTER
July 8-Aug 5 (5 Thursdays) 10-11:30AM PST


Sorry for the delay! We’ve run into a couple of obstacles for fall, but will let you know the minute we’re past them. Trust us, we’re ON IT!  Meanwhile, you can read about these classes, save the dates, and get your kids’ summer reading started with the great books below!

English courses for teens – learn more
Aug 30-Dec 13 (14 Mondays) 9-11AM PST – Foundations, for grades 7-10*
Aug 31-Dec 14 (14 Tuesdays 9-11 AM PST – Chronicles, for grades 11-12**
*older kids welcome  **mature younger kids welcome

Writing Practice for ages 10+  learn more
Sep 7-Oct 26 (8 Tuesdays), your choice of 10-11:30AM or 1:2:30PM PST

NEW! Poetry Practice for ages 8+
(info page not ready yet, but similar to Writing Practice)
Sep 9-Oct 28 (8 Thursdays) 10-11:30AM

Literature Workshops for ages 7+  learn more
James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)
Aug 25 (Wed), your choice of 9-12AM or 1-4PM PST

Caddie Woodlawn (Carol Ryrie Brink )
Sep 29 (Wed), your choice of 9-12AM or 1-4PM PST

Farewell to Manzanar (Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston)
Oct 27 (Wed), your choice of 9-12AM or 1-4PM PST

The Borrowers  (Mary Norton)
Nov 17 (Wed), your choice of 9-12AM or 1-4PM PST

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
Dec 1 (Wed), your choice of 9-12AM or 1-4PM PST

(One of your most-recommended titles, Freedom Train:  The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling will be taught in January or February 2022, in honor of Black History Month.)

Workshops sometimes sell out within the first week, so please keep an eye out for our “registration open” email. And if you don’t make it, don’t stress! After we hold each live workshop, we’ll create an on-demand version.) So even if your child doesn’t make it to our live workshop, there’ll be another chance to experience that wonderful story with us.

Hands-on Holiday Fun:  Literary Giftmakinglearn more
Dec 15 (Wed), your choice of  9AM-12PM or 1-4PM PST