I made a paper-bag puppet yesterday along with the young writers at Writopia Lab’s half-day camp. It had large, bug-eyes and orange wings. When you opened its puppet-mouth, its superheroine secret “weapon” burst forth: an oval “song.” It’s Cicada-Woman!

The kids wrote dialogues with their puppets as characters—a fun way to collaborate and a good step toward playwriting. Their fresh excitement to write and share stories is something I’m grateful to see and to nurture. Check out the Writopia Lab website to find out more about this organization and what they do!

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