Summer the WordPlay Way, 2015

Whether your student is an aspiring young writer, a reluctant reader, an avid fan of spoken word art or fired up about science and math, they can dive into one of our free summer programs unlike anything else in the city.

Summer Scholars, STEAM Scholars, WordPlay Saturdays and WordUP meet at our Northside writing center and are open to children who will be entering grades 1-12 in the fall. Be sure to register your student by June 8th to ensure they have a spot – 513-541-0930 or

You can also find WordPlay at these exciting events this summer:

Saturday, June 6th, 11 am – 12 pm: WordPlay Author Series welcomes Rafael Rosado (thanks to sponsor Joseph-Beth Booksellers) for a comic book workshop at WordPlay, 4041 Hamilton Ave. 45223

Saturday, June 20th, 10 am: The United Way Day of Action on the Purple People Bridge, creative writing activities for kids

Saturday, June 20th and June 27th, 12-2 pm: Play in a Day for students age 12-18 with Dramakinetics, June 20th session meets at WordPlay, June 27th at Dramakinetics

Thursday, June 25th, 2-4 pm: WordPlay Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel leads “Write On!” for Camp Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Saturday, July 4th, noon: WordPlay STEAM Scholars will be marching in the Northside 4th of July parade to show off their bike-powered generator, thanks to our 2015 partnership with Against the Grain Scholars and MoBo Bicycle Cooperative

Sunday, July 12th, 10 am – 5 pm: Second Sunday on Main in OTR for Pride month, children’s activity booth in partnership with Northside’s newest community-building initiative, Our Friendships!

Saturday, July 18th and July 25th, 12-2 pm: Play in a Day for students age 12-18 with Dramakinetics, June 20th session meets at WordPlay, June 27th at Dramakinetics

Sunday August 23rd, 11 am – 3 pm: Cincy Summer Streets, in Northside along Hamilton Ave. between Spring Grove and Pullan Ave.

And we would like to extend a huge thanks to our 2015 WordPlay Summer Scholars program partners for helping to provide fun educational experiences for our kids each week:

Urban Artifact has generously donated the space on the lawn of the rectory for the second year of our Summer Scholars garden, thank you!

The Northside branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will welcome our Scholars every Monday afternoon for more great reading fun.

We are very grateful to Visionaries and Voices, who will be bringing their Teaching Artist Program to WordPlay every Thursday for multi-disciplinary art experiences.

A highlight of our Summer Scholars program, the kids will again be making their weekly walking field trip to the Northside Farmer’s Market each Wednesday for fun word scavenger games, interviews with local vendors, market-inspired creative writing projects and much, much more.

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