StoryArk Classes Begin June 1

Register by May 26 to secure spot for podcast, film, writing

Explore podcast through HUSH, HUSH Jr, and Who Knows What, create original films in our Script to Screen Class, exercise your funny bone in Vitamin C , be a star in a sit com through What a Hoot, and flex your imagination at the Boom Site Creative Writing Intensive! Then, share your original creative work at the StoryArk Festival held at the Phipps Center for the Arts. Don't forget to sign up TODAY :)

Opportunities in Podcast, Film, Written Word

"What a Hoot" Takes Flight - Shoot a sit com

Learn the fundamentals of film both behind and in front of the camera while working together with a creative team to write the script, act the roles and shoot the scene of a short comedic web episode in front of a live audience at the StoryArk Festival held at the Phipps!!! Find out more by clicking HERE.

StoryArk Festival, July 24th at the Phipps

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StoryArk Festival - What's your story? Tell it!

Join us the evening of Wednesday, July 24th at The Phipps Center for the Arts for a celebration of youth film, poetry, prose and podcast! The “StoryArk Festival: My Story, Your Story, Our Story" will feature live podcast recordings, short film screenings, poetry slams and prose readings as produced and performed by middle school and high school students from around the St. Croix Valley. All of StoryArk's writing, film and podcast teams will have the chance to participate. All are invited us as we nurture the creative spirit!

This project received funding from the St. Croix Valley Foundation and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Additional Creative Options

Improv! The must have, most useful and fun tool for writers and actors

Improv, an integral part of acting and comedy, not only sharpens one’s skills for the stage, but also encourages the brain to think quickly and sharply for any situation in life. Join us as we explore different improv games and exercises, and then choose a few to perform as a group as part of the StoryArk Festival. Saturday, June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 13 and 20 from 9 AM to 10:30 AM at the StoryArk classroom space in the Zephyr Studio, 421 S. Main Street, Stillwater (Free for podcast and film team members, $75 for non members)

Become a podcast editor

Interested in learning how to edit a podcast? Let us know! Jenna Yaron has a long history of producing radio shows for KLBB and for StoryArk and is here to share her expertise with students. Email, and we'll find a time that works for all to begin to learn, edit and produce quality shows. (Free for podcast team members, $50 for non members)

Brick by Brick: a Middle School Collaborative Writing Group

What’s your story? How are you going to tell it? Tell it brick by brick. Think of writing like building wall, one brick at a time and very soon, you will have something. Brick by Brick is a writing club for middle schoolers. We collaborate to tell a story brick by brick. We will meet weekly, for and hour or two at a time. We determine the meeting time and place. Ellen Eigner, the facilitator, is a guide only. The group will determine the subject matter and format. We will write a book together to be published upon its completion. If you like to write, if you like to collaborate with others, if you get excited about telling a story, you should really join us. (Tuition is $75, but financial assistance is available)

Classroom space in the Issac Staples Sawmill!!!

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Cheery rooms, a recording studio... AND parking!!!

Submit and Subscribe!

The Boom Site Literary Magazine is the St. Croix Valley's first youth led literary publication, and is published two times a year digitally and once a year as a printed anthology. We aim to offer a safe space for students to submit their prose, poetry and visual arts creative endeavors to be enjoyed by fellow peers and community members. All are encouraged to subscribe. Students in grades sixth through twelve: submit your original short stories, poems, short films, songs, lyrics, photographs, art by May 5th.

We empower student voices and equip young artists to succeed

StoryArk provides a variety of creative programming for youth, allowing them to tell their story through their chosen medium - whether that be a novel, poetry, film, song, podcast or anything else they can dream up. Student initiated and student led, each project is imagined, designed, and developed by youth. Professional authors, screenwriters, filmmakers, musicians, producers, directors and actors share their expertise and experience, helping students gain new skills in their craft and empowering them to become their best creative selves.

StoryArk is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization that seeks to serve the greater good.

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StoryArk is a 501(c)3 organization