Tom Crowley will reprise his popular story writing workshop for children Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Coastal Children’s Museum at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St.

Last year, Crowley and the children wrote a brand new story called “The Seagull That Couldn’t Fly,” using all rhyming verse. At the workshop, the children explored what makes a story work and brainstormed how their story would start and end. They finished their story and then had a go at illustrating their own words. The group was so inspired that they ventured out to feed the local seagulls that live at Sharp’s Point South.

This summer, Crowley will be writing another story with the children using his wonderful skill with poetry. Perhaps it will be another tale of the seagull and his adventures or perhaps the group will come up with a brand new cast of characters.

The Writing in Rhyme workshop is free for museum members and is included in the price of admission for non-members. The ideal age for this workshop would be from four to 10 years old. Because of the format of the program, it is best to sign up in advance or come as close to 11 a.m. as possible to get a spot and avoid disappointment.

To reserve a spot in the workshop, call 385-1105; send e-mail to; or stop by and sign up at the museum, which is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Signup sheets are in the front entrance hallway.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to