From the Page to the Stage

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The 3rd / 4th grade classrooms have decided to adapt Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children into a stage performance. Today, our class had an introduction to screenwriting (via Skype) with Greg Wands, a fiction and screenwriter (and very good friend) based in New York City. While currently developing a feature film, animated series, collection of short stories and a children’s book, he took time to share his insights on the process in which we are about to embark. We read through a scene from the book and they began to act it out, keeping in mind the challenges that come from realizing the various ways that you can (and can’t) convey information to an audience while on stage. Brave actors and insightful audience members offered several possibilities for how the scene could be performed. All seem eager to continue. More to come….

The Oakwood – A Newspaper of Imagination and Peace by Juna


Good People!

This post is about some of the amazing work that our very own, Juna, has been doing. Juna has been publishing a personal blog where she shares some of her passions and creative work. This work includes zines and a newspaper that she publishes (Issue 3 is in the works.) A skilled storyteller and artist, Juna uses her pieces to raise awareness about issues that matter to her, including civil rights and animal welfare. Her story, “Freedom for the Wolves” from her second issue of The Oakwood was recently published on Absurdist, a website that focuses on “submerged narratives.”

Please visit Juna’s blog to see this story and more of her incredible work.

Here is a link to her blog –