The R.L. Stine Creative Writing Workshop, a four-week after-school program held at Bexley Library and now in its second year, is supported by an endowment the famous children’s author created in 1996. This year’s program is honoring Stine and the season by focusing on scary stories.
The four-session class, free to Bexley 4th, 5th and 6th graders, focused on topics such as how to set a mood, and what moves an author makes in the beginning, the middle and the end of a story. The course was co-taught by BHS English teacher Michelle Rogers and Bexley Public Library children’s librarian Victoria Windsor, with assistance from BHS senior Sarah Imwalle and Capital student Patricia Saye.
Students will complete the program with a special event at the Drexel Theatre on Saturday morning, October 31. The young writers will read excerpts from their stories at 9 a.m., and at 10 a.m. there will be a Halloween treat from the BEF: a special showing of the R.L. Stine movie “When Good Ghouls Go Bad” (rated PG, 93 min.)The reading and the screening are free and open to the public.