#ENOUGH's Program Associate Si Mon' Emmett guides young writers through simple prompts to get them writing. These lessons were originally meant to be used in the classroom, but with all that’s going on in the world, we’re meeting you where you are.
Each video has built-in timed writing exercises to get young writers ideas organized. The time limit in the writing exercise is meant to get ideas flowing and keep you from overthinking. With that in mind, take the sessions at your own pace.
In this session we’ll be covering ways to get your play onto a page through some free-writing, developing a full play synopsis, and creating scenes and characters.
This video corresponds with the Road Map for Writing You Play guide.
This session is for the writer who already has a solid idea for their play, a script that’s outlined, or even a full first draft. In your time together, Si Mon' will provide you with a little guidance to tie up loose ends and go deeper with your writing. You will practice working on your play by starting at the end, and use that to develop the plot. With a special cameo appearance by playwright Lauren Gunderson.
This video corresponds with Writing Prompt 3: Start at the End.
Writing Pro Tips
Follow the advice from some of the award-winning playwrights working with #ENOUGH. Let their passion and inspiration fuel your work!
#ENOUGH Getting Started Toolkit
This is the original 40 page resource for both young writers and their educators. It includes:
A road map for writing your #ENOUGH play
Writing prompts to help spark the creative process
Pro tips from professional playwrights
Gun violence statistics and other resources
Lesson plans for teachers
Full submission guidelines, project timeline, posters to print and display at school and more!
Download the whole PDF, or download selections below.
This will give you all the information about #ENOUGH in one, concise and shareable Google Doc.
PROJECTS BY OUR PARTNERS
The Soul Box Project collects and exhibits thousands of hand-folded origami boxes to raise awareness of the U.S. gunfire epidemic. Each Soul Box holds space for one life lost or injured by gun violence, defense, accident or suicide. Participants MAKE A BOX to hold space for a life lost or torn apart by gun violence and SEND IT IN to join thousands of Soul Boxes in public exhibits where the number of victims is seen and felt.
SHOT We The People (SWTP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to turning the page on how we communicate about gun violence in America.
SWTP is currently in the process of gathering original artwork from grammar, junior-high and high-schools across the country - powerful imagery and statements by those who have experienced as well as those who fear the threat of gun violence in their daily lives.
#ENOUGH is proud to highlight the following ARTIVISM (art + activism) projects also confronting gun violence. Deepen your #ENOUGH experience and broaden your community's engagement by exploring these innovative responses to gun violence.