Main aim of the youth exchange "Write Now!" is to encourage social innovations through developing social capital and giving young people tools and knowledge that would help to make their voices louder. Through series of creative writing and mixed art exercises participants will increase their self-awareness, expand abilities, explore their own living environments, build connections with people and issues around and learn to use written language for expressing their point of view and reaching positive change. Youth exchange will take place in Struga, Rep. of Macedonia from 04 to 12 July 2014 and gather 60 young people + group leaders from 10 Countries Creative writing is anything where the purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and emotions rather than to simply convey information. It goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature. Writing of any sort is hard, but rewarding work – it gives a huge amount of satisfaction from a finished piece. Being creative can also be challenging at times, but immensely fun.Program of this youth exchange consists a lot of shorter and longer exercises to stretch participants' writing muscles. Young people will learn techniques that help to find new ideas and use more expressive and creative language. Program will help to develop also observation, collaboration and presentation skills. Participants will be encouraged to experiment and stop fear of failures thus developing also their entrepreneurship and initiative. Creative writing nurtures imagination, outside of the box thinking, entertains, helps learn how to organize and express thoughts, teaches persuasiveness and can help the writer to discover his or her talents. These skills will are needed for every worthwhile endeavor a young person undertakes in his o her life, whether he or she goes into teaching or science, the arts, or the art of politics.
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