Time Capsule for Coop High School Students called “Blast from the Past” is now being created!!! Give us ideas for what to save from this time period…
This year (2013) our Writing Hub will be doing a time capsule project with some students from Coop High School called “Blast from the Past.” Students will be doing video messaging, newsletters, and personal/ peer assessments to capture this very moment in time for them and the many relationships and experiences that come with this period.
They will be locking away memories, stories, images and other manner of artifacts that best depict this great year we are living in. These creative students from Coop HS will be very famous 20 years from now once this time capsule is opened in the year 2033 or so we hope. The longer it stays closed the better the time capsule becomes!
We apologize, but this deadline has passed. Check back for more information on future Writing Hub programs!
Kaneesha Parsard, PhD Candidate in African American/American Studies at Yale will be teaching IMAG(IN)ING THE ELM CITY, a Spring Writing Hub that will produce works of fiction and will culminate in an audio-visual showcase of students’ imagined Elm City. This means whether you identify yourself as a dancer, a painter, a singer, or an actor, you will have the chance to collaborate with other students to produce a public exhibition and publication in the CCC space. Writing “Hubbies” will not only engage in weekly writing, sharing, commenting, and editing workshops in an intimate environment, but also explore performances, art, and literature borne out of New Haven. The dual process of writing and exercising other art forms will inspire new possibilities of articulating the world you wish to create.
Here are what other students have said about the Hub:
“Hub Teachers worked skillfully and openly. They were mentors and friends at the same time.”
–Amber Farquharson, 11th grade
“The Hub made me realize how complicated my mind is and how to break it down to someone else.”
–Imani Manick-Highsmith, 10th grade
“The Hub made me go outside my comfort zone.”
–Izaiah Brown, 9th grade
“There is always room for laughter at the Hub.”
–Isaiah McKnight, 10th grade
Come sit in on an open Writing Hub session at 196 College Street this Thursday, December 15th from 5pm to 6pm. Students will share work from this semester and invite you into the process of commenting, editing, and revising–a rare opportunity to hear works in progress and contribute your voice to the Hub! All students interested in joining the Hub are encouraged to attend.
Works in Progress: Open Writing Hub