Summer 2022 Schedule,
Author Sessions for Kids

Wednesdays & Sundays in July & August
At FDR Four Freedoms State Park on Roosevelt Island, Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12 noon and 

Sundays 2 pm - 3:30 pm

Find the place where imaginations grow.
TKP's  I Write & Go: Authors and kids writing together with unique guidance by authors on the craft of writing.

Kids 6-12 can write & tell stories as far as their imaginations take them. Free 90-minute sessions are offered each Wednesday and Sunday in July and August 2022.  Seating is limited. 

Pre-registration is encouraged.


Professional authors ignite storytelling with fun challenges, by reading passages from books, and guiding young writers.  TKP Associate Writers (published HS and college students) are on hand to inspire storytelling and artwork design techniques. 

Calendar of events

Mystery Author: Sunday, July 31

Mystery Revealed 

Come to RI and solve the mystery 

Bring your ideas and solve the mystery with Hollywood screenwriter Warren Lewis.

Bring a mystery guest or friend.

Free to young writers aged 6-12 and their guest

Iago Macknik-Conde: Wednesdays, Aug 3 & 10

Melissa Powell: Sunday, Aug 7

Celebration of Children’s Storytelling & Writing: Sunday, August 14

About the Authors

Warren Lewis 

Warren's credits as a screenwriter include Black Rain (Paramount) and The Thirteenth Warrior (Touchstone).  He has worked on assignments for most of the major film and television studios including Sony, Warner Brothers and Fox. Warren’s recent scripts include A World Away – a modern retelling of The Dybbuk, Ansky’s classic play; The Brownsville Boys: A Tale of Murder Incorporated; Trade Craft, an espionage thriller; The Tale of the Bloodstone Riders, a western set in post-civil war Texas, See Me, an erotic thriller and The Point, a one hour drama set in the United States Military Academy.

Sarah Porter 

Short story writer, facilitator of creative writing workshops with amazing NYC public-school writers and author of VASSA IN THE NIGHT, THE LOST VOICES TRILOGY, and the forthcoming WHEN I CAST YOUR SHADOW and TENTACLE AND WING. 


David Tabatsky 

Writer, editor, teacher and performing artist. and

David is the author of Misfits, co-author of Dear President Obama: Letters of Hope from Children Across America, The Boy Behind the Door: How Salomon Kool Escaped the Nazis, and So Much for Happy, a young adult novel. David has taught writing in many New York City public and private schools, as well as theater and circus arts, at the American School of London, 

Melissa Lauren Powell

An enterprising performing arts teacher in Brooklyn, New York and author of The Tongue Twister Competition, released by Mascot Books.   She aspires to empower the youth through the arts, instilling a creative outlet for children to thrive and go far beyond their wildest dreams. As a little girl, Melissa loved spelling bees and competitions. She especially loved practicing tongue twisters with her mom such as Sally sold sea shells by the sea shore. Those experiences gave Melissa the incentive to write her first children’s book. She resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her daughter, who also shares her love for eloquently tackling tongue twisters.

Iago Macknik-Conde

An award-winning teen poet, tutor and facilitator of creative writing workshops. Iago’s writing explores different topics and genres, including poetry, memoir, critical essay, fantasy and humor. He is the 2020 Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize winner for Middle School Poetry (Brooklyn Public Library, Teen Writing Contest) and the 2019 National 7th Grade Winner of the Student Essay Contest hosted by the National World War II Museum. He has also won Gold and Silver Keys from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Most recently, Iago has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and been recognized with the Youngest Tutor Award for the school year 2020-2021 by Reading Partners New York.

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