Scribbler's Print Society: creative writing programs for daring young writers ages 8-12

P.B. Scribbler founded the Scribblers Print Society in 1932. Always an extremely private person, we know very little about P.B. Scribbler. However, we continue to receive letters from Scribbler with writing challenges for daring young writers — or "Scribblers."

The Scribblers Print Society is a series of creative writing programs for daring young writers ages 8-12. The group will meet in locations around Arlington to tackle various writing challenges throughout the spring of 2016. Special guests will guide the writing sessions, and attendees will learn how to write in different forms including fiction, comic books, mysteries, and scripts.

Wednesday, February 17, 4:00-5:30 p.m. - UTA Cartography Archive.

UTA librarians will give Scribblers a tour of the archive and demonstrate how maps have evolved since the 1400s. Then, Scribblers will be given materials to create a map for their own world and practice world-building writing skills. Located on the 6th Floor of the Central Library, 702 Planetarium Pl. Parking in Parking Garage across the street.

Wednesday, March 2, 4-5:30 p.m. - Wild West Comics.

This week we’re crazy about comics! From superheroes to Archie, comic books are engaging and they are trendy for a reason! We will be meeting at the Wild West Comic Book store and will hear from the comic book experts about what makes comic books great. Then, Scribblers will be making comics of their own! Colored pencils and fine-tip markers will be provided. Parking is in front of building on Cooper Street. 1215 S Cooper St.

Wednesday, March 16, 4-5:30 p.m. - Caelum Moor. Richard Greene Linear Park.

Myths and legends are an important part of our history and most have been passed down for generations. Storytelling is an ancient art and near the mysterious Caelum Moor sculptures in the Richard Greene Linear Park is a great place to hear some stories from two librarian expert storytellers. Scribbler participants will then create their own mythological story. Who knows, perhaps the stories they create will become part of local Arlington lore? As of Feb. 2016, Richard Greene Linear Park parking lot is closed please park in J Lot of the Rangers Stadium, adjacent to Richard Greene Linear Park.

Wednesday, March 30, 4:00-5:30 p.m. - Potager’s Other Stuff.

Parking available behind shop. A detective will introduce Scribblers to a mysterious murder that happened on the premise, and Scribblers will use the setting and clues to write their own murder mystery. The Scribblers are on the case! 208 S. Mesquite St.

Wednesday, April 13, 4-5:30 p.m. -  Arlington Museum of Art.

Poetry and art have always gone hand in hand, and this program will introduce our young Scribblers to the art of poetry! During the month of April, the works on display in the Arlington Museum of Art are by Arlington ISD students. Scribblers will learn about poetry then write poems based on the displayed student art. There are as many forms of poetry as there are types of art and Scribblers will use the diverse student art to inspire their different pieces of poetry! Parking is in front of museum, along Main Street. 201 West Main Street.

Wednesday, April 27, 4-5:30 p.m. -  River Legacy Park (Playground Pavilion).

We will be learning about fairy tales and this magical Scribblers event! We will hear different types of fairy tales and get to write our own. Scribblers may even discover a few fairy houses hiding in the trees if they explore the forest… Enter River Legacy Park at intersection of Margaret St. and Green Oaks and go left at the fork. Look for playground next to pavilion.

Wednesday, May 11, 4-5:30 p.m. -  East Branch Library

Scribblers will learn how to edit and rewrite at this Scribblers meeting! You will choose one of the stories, comics, fairy tales, or scripts that you like the best from all of the Scribbler sessions and edit it for a final Scribbler’s Print Society publication. Come to East Branch and bring a laptop if you would like to type your final work. We will edit our pieces and combine them into one publication. East Branch Library, 1624 New York Ave.

This final event is for editing a work that Scribblers wrote during the spring sessions-new participants will need to bring a story to edit.

Previous Dates

    • Wed, May 11, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Family Learning Lab
    East Arlington Branch Library
    1624 New York Ave
    Arlington, TX 76010-4724
    • Wed, Apr 27, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    River Legacy Park
    • Wed, Mar 16, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Caelum Moor: Richard Greene Linear Park
    1601 E. Randol Mill Rd.
    Arlington, TX 76011
    • Wed, Mar 2, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Wild West Comic Book Store
    1215 S. Cooper St.
    Arlington, TX 76010
    • Wed, Feb 17, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    University of Texas at Arlington Library: Map & Atlas Collection
    702 Planetarium Place
    Arlington, TX 76019
Bethany Fort
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Arts & Culture
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