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What time is it? It’s time to do the WRITE thing!

Calling all young storytellers! It’s time to tap into your imagination, harness your creativity, and unleash your inner writer! Introducing WordPlay, the new video series on Adventure Academy that shows you how to take your ideas and transform them into amazing stories to share with your friends!

This 10-part literacy-based series is created and hosted by award-winning children’s author Kwame Alexander, and it features a stellar cast of guest authors who share some of the secrets of their writing success:

  • Actor and author Maulik Pancholy, of NBC’s 30 Rock
  • Former Vice President of Animated Shorts for Nickelodeon, Samantha Berger
  • New York Times best-selling author of young adult fiction and middle-grade fiction, Nic Stone
  • MacArthur Fellow and graphic novelist, Gene Luen Yang
  • And many more best-selling, award-winning authors
“This is a master class in writing . . . if it was set in a carnival.”

—Kwame Alexander

WordPlay is an unforgettable, informative, and incredibly entertaining literary journey. Here’s a sample of what young storytellers can expect!

Through entertaining videos, young storytellers are guided through the writing process and introduced to concepts like word choice, characters and setting, how to revise what is written, how to “hook” the reader, and many other topics designed to help them channel their creativity and express their ideas clearly and effectively.

Each episode is followed by a supporting infographic and a bite-sized animated short, Step Write Up, which digs deeper into one element of fiction or the featured author’s craft.

WordPlay launches in September on Adventure Academy, the breakout learning program where education and play combine to spark a lifelong love of learning and discovery.

Happy writing!