Shayla - "Popped" Writers' Workshop


Shayla Mitchell had the opportunity to organize, and teach a writers workshop for elementary students attending Minnetonka School. After working with her students for 5 sessions, she collected a poem and art piece from each child, and published their work alongside her own writing. Popped ffers a unique perspective on the ways children compartmentalize their emotions and memories. Punctuated with student pieces, this author's recounting of her childhood memories expertly explains the bubbles we all place around our most monumental experiences. Her hope was to inspire children to find ways to express themselves, and foster their talents in safe places.