© 2018 by K. Parr.

Homeschool Youth Writers Group

October 25 -November 22, 2019

Rochambeau Library, Providence, RI

Three 90 minute sessions for writers ages 12+ that include:

  • Fanfiction

  • Writing games

  • Free-writing

  • Story feedback

  • And more based on interest!

Ready. Set. Write! Teen Writing Workshop

October 17, 2019

Newport Public Library, Newport, RI

"Ready. Set. Write! with YA @authorkparr was a HUGE HIT!! Ms. Parr shared her writing talent and tips with our teen writers and now we can’t wait to tackle November NaNoWriMo! Thank you K. Parr for an inspiring and incredibly fun writing workshop!!"

@newportlibri

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Local Author Writing Workshop

August 1, 2019

Jonathan Trumbull Library, Lebanon, CT

How do you come up with ideas to write? What about fanfiction? Join local Lebanon author in realizing your writing potential with prompts, creative games, and free-writing, plus a discussion on how to get your stories from page to publication! 

High School Career Fair

May 23, 2019

Lyman Memorial High School, Lebanon, CT

Gave two 35-minute presentations to interested high school students about being a writer and how publishing works, including a Q&A session at the end.

Visit to Creative Writing Class 

May 15, 2019

West Warwick High School, West Warwick, RI

Students in Mrs. Narcisi-Stewart’s creative writing class enjoy a visit from author K. Parr, learning about the publishing process and participating in a writer’s workshop activity! Thank you, Kelly! Our copy of her book is available for check out! @kparrbooks @WWHSWizardPride 

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Rainbow Club Writing Workshop

April 18, 2019

West Warwick Public Library, West Warwick, RI

A prompt-filled writing workshop at the monthly Rainbow Club meeting for LGBTQ teens and allies.

Local Author Writing Workshop

April 10, 2019

Douglas Library of Hebron, Hebron, CT

How do you come up with ideas to write? Join author K. Parr in realizing your writing potential with prompts, creative games, and free-writing, plus a discussion on how to get your stories from page to publication!

Using Fanfiction Tropes to Spice Up your Stories and Spark New Story Ideas

November 1, 2018

World Fantasy Convention, Baltimore, MD

We'll start by discussing what we love (or hate) about our favorite characters, then boil them down to their base elements before shaping them into something new. After that, we'll use fanfiction tropes to transplant those characters into different genres, which allows them to be viewed in fresh light.

Using Fanfiction Tropes to Spice Up your Stories and Spark New Story Ideas

June 29, 2018

In Your Write Mind Workshop, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

We'll start by discussing what we love (or hate) about our favorite characters, then boil them down to their base elements before shaping them into something new. After that, we'll use fanfiction tropes to transplant those characters into different genres, which allows them to be viewed in fresh light.

Let Me Hear Your Body Talk:  Techniques for Incorporating Body Language in Your Work

June 2017

Writing Popular Fiction MFA Program Teaching Module, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between physical signals and internal sensations

  • Recognize that body language shows rather than tells

  • Identify several ways to avoid relying on clichés

  • Know how to design body language quirks based on your characters’ unique backstories and experiences

  • Feel more confident including body language in your work

Monthly Teen Writer's Workshop

2016-2017

Douglas Library of Hebron, Hebron, CT

Each month I conducted one two-hour workshop/discussion on relevant writing topics including:

  • Character creation

  • Side characters

  • Creating villains

  • Outlining/plotting/themes

  • Avoiding writer's block

  • Writing environments/best practices

  • Fanfiction

  • Giving and receiving critiques

  • Body language

  • Common mistakes to avoid

  • National Novel Writing Month