Write the Revolution Young Author Workshop with Jean O'ConnorMarch 5, 2023 from 2-3:30 p.m.
- March 5, 2023 from 2-3:30 p.m.
- Museum of the American Revolution
This drop-in activity is included in regular Museum admission.
Join author and 2018 NCTE High School Teacher of Excellence Jean C. O’Connor as she guides young authors aged 12-18 in this drop-in activity in the Museum's rotunda in examining the story of James Lovell, a teacher at the Boston Latin School during the Revolutionary era, based on her historical fiction novel, The Remarkable Cause. A supporter of the patriot cause, James is teaching alongside his father, a devout loyalist, when the Boston Massacre throws the entire town into conflict and turmoil. The writers will join in activities to examine the facts and propaganda around the event and create a narrative piece questioning the motives, emotions, and decisions of those affected by the Boston Massacre on the 253rd anniversary of the incident.
Focusing on students in grades 6-12, Write the Revolution is a program that introduces students interested in creative writing to different authors and writers who specialize in writing for or speaking to young audiences. Using various creative writing prompts, students will learn how to think about the causes and events of revolution to bring them to life on the page, present multiple perspectives, and make connections between past and current events.