TELL A STORY with Poet & Writer Gerry Boland
In this series of six workshops over a six week period, Gerry Boland, author of the popular series of Marco the Grizzly Bear books, focused on showing teenagers how they can approach writing their own stories. Through a variety of interesting and fun exercises and approaches, he drew on the individual imagination of each participant and explore different story ideas and themes. There was writing, a bit of reading, some time for illustration and the opportunity in the last two workshop sessions to actually make your very own book with artist Natalia Beylis.
Gerry Boland’s first Marco book, Marco Moves In, was nominated for the Bord Gais Children’s Book of the year in 2011. His other books include, Marco Master of Disguise, Marco Moonwalker, and his most recent book, a collection of poems for the young reader titled The Secret Lives of Mothers. Gerry is a frequent visitor to schools across the northwest, where he gives readings and facilitates creative writing workshops for all ages.