In an intensive four-day creative writing workshop led by Tad Bartimus and Dean Warinar, teachers trade places to become students. They write personal life experiences and participate in positive collective critiques. The goal is for teachers to transfer knowledge gained in the workshop to their students. Tad and Dean continue their professional support of teachers through an ever expanding digital learning network.

More than 200 high school students have participated in the Talk Story, Write Story program In Hawaii in the past 17 years. Nine students have earned Gates Millennium Scholarships worth 10 years of free higher education at colleges of their choice. Talk Story, Write Story has helped students win financial awards worth nearly $5 million to attend more than 40 colleges and universities.

2014 Workshops

Information about upcoming Talk Story, Write Story workshops for 2014, and links to essays by past 2014 workshop participants.

2013 Workshops

Links to essays by past 2013 workshop participants. As a result of the 2013 Talk Story Write Story workshops and ongoing support, four Alaska Seniors applied for Gates Millennium Scholarships in 2014. Of those four applicants, three were awarded the Gates scholarships.