Join us in on our virtual studio

Collaborate on creative teams with students from across Minnesota. Connect with film, literary, podcast and entertainment professionals from Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Toronto Create original podcasts, films, poetry, short stories, lyrics, visual arts 


Writers, Actors, Filmmakers, and more. Rub elbows and create stories with those who tell stories for a living.

Charles Carpenter | Actor

Ski-Ter Jones| Film

Ryan North | Author

Anne Greenwood Brown

Dates for Studio S

Students gather online via zoom with peers from High Schools across Minnesota 

Click the months below for detailed dates and times


Day 1 – Multi-Cultural Self

February 4, 4:00 to 5:30 PM

Roles, cultural identities and *Build characters

Day 2 – Character in Conflict

February 11, 4:00 to 5:30 PM

Internal and external conflict, *Plot/story arc

Day 3 – What’s Your Story?

February 18, 4:00 to 5:30 PM

Pros and cons of podcast, film, short story *Break into creative teams

Day 4 – Plot vs Story

February 25, 4:00 to 5:30 PM



Day 5 – Write original story

March 4, 4:00 to 5:30 PM

*Script, screenplay, short story

Day 6 – Write original story

March 18, 4:00 to 5:30 PM

*Script, storyboard, short story

Day 7 – Revise original story

March 25, 4:00 to 5:30 PM

*Script, previs, short story


Day 8 – Rehearse story

April 1, 4:00 to 5:30 PM

*Professional artists coach students in acting and elocution

Day 9 – Record/Shoot/Read

April 8, 4:00 to 5:30 PM

*Students coordinate and implement

Day 10 – Edit Workshop

*Learn basics of editing

*Edit time with student editors and EPs outside of class TBD

StoryArk Network Live

Students share with students, discuss stories at an in-person event at Hastings High School. Organized by Equity Allianc MN’s Youth Executive Board. 

Join us! It will only take a minute

Space is limited, first come first served.  REGISTER by January 24th.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.