To boldly write

. February 27, 2013.
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Did your now-adolescent kid spend many a childhood hour walking around in a Darth Vader helmet and pointing at things in a sinister way? Consider it time well spent. Sci-fi freaks aged 13 to 18 can now put their imaginary galaxies and visions of zapping multi-headed aliens (or good guys; not everyone wants to be a hero) on paper with 826michigan’s, the nonprofit writing organization’s, three-session workshop. “To Boldly Write: Super Sci-Fi World-Building Extravaganza 3000” is led by Anna Belew, who describes herself as a “pioneering xenolinguist.” She’ll help kids nail down the details of their out-of-this-worlds. More earthbound aspiring writers can take advantage of a one-session 826michigan class, “Tall Tales and Short Stories: How to Use a Lie to Write a Fantastic Fiction.” Elissa Zimmer will be helping those with Pinnochio tendencies to turn their vice to good use. The non-profit center also has a huge variety of options to help kids from ages six to 18 become better writers and to have fun doing it. Tutoring, publishing, and drop-in workshops are just some of their offerings. Registration is required for some courses, which are kept small for maximum attention; they fill quickly, and are free. “To Boldly Write” is held Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, 6-7:30pm. Ages 13+. “Tall Tales” held Thursday, March 14, 6-7:30pm. Ages 11-14. Ages strictly enforced.
115 E. Liberty St. 734-761-3463.www.826michigan.org. —NB