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The Writer's Garret

Explore Setting by Walking Between The Two Towers (In-person Workshop)

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
On Campus Program
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted


Setting is more than where and when a story takes place. It also includes the social and cultural environment. It affects who our characters are and what they can do. Students will view a variety of settings and discuss the stories that could happen in them. Then, they will hear the story The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein and discuss its setting and how it affects the story. Finally, students will create their own setting and write a short story that takes place in it.

Students Will

  • Listen to the story The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
  • Apply comprehension strategies to text
  • Explore the elements of a story's setting and think about how it affects the plot
  • Create their own setting
  • Write a story that takes place in the story they have created


Dates: Monday-Saturday
Times: 8am-6pm
Duration: 1 hour
School Fee: Flat Rate: $125.00
Minimum Attendance: 1
Maximum Attendance: 25
Bilingual: No
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Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: To schedule this program, or for more information, call The Writer's Garret at (214) 828-1715 or email [email protected]. Residencies of 10 sessions or more result in a printed anthology of students' work and the opportunity for students to show off newly developed skills in a public reading to friends and family.
Deadline: two weeks prior notice
Cancellation Policy: A minimum of 48 hours notice is required to cancel a scheduled date. If 48-hour notice is given, we will reschedule the date, based upon the availability of the Instructor. If 48-hour notice is not given, we will bill for the date scheduled and not reschedule the date.
After School Policy: At least one school representative/teacher must be present in the classroom at all times. 25 students maximum per class. Minor adjustments can be negotiated.

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