New teen writing workshop

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It would be great if he showed up

Earlier in the year, I ran some sessions of a creative writing workshop for teenagers. To my surprise, a handful of them asked about turning it into a regular event. They asked more than once. Now it looks like it’s happening.

The first meeting is Saturday, October 1, at 10:30 a.m. in the board room of the Bethlehem Public Library (451 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054).

No signup required. Teens are encouraged to bring four or five copies of something (five-page maximum) for the group to workshop, though it’s not mandatory. Please email me with any questions.

If attendance is decent, this will be a monthly event. I’m thinking the first Saturday of the month as the regular meeting day.

EDIT 11/27/2016: December meeting canceled. Get in touch with me for updates.

Another writing workshop

bpl2Last fall, I ran a creative writing workshop for teens at my local library. I’m doing it again next month. Here’s the basic info:

Teen writing workshop (grades 8 – 12 only)

Thursdays, March 10, 17, and 24
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054

Registration required: Do it online or call the library at (518) 439-9314

As the official description states, teens can expect to “learn creative writing techniques and participate in a peer review group.” They don’t need to bring anything other than pen and paper.

The workshop is held in the library’s Storytime room, so that we can be surrounded by creepy puppets and stuffed animals.

Things went pretty well last time, except for when I made a reference to American Psycho, got a bunch of blank stares, and realized most of those kids weren’t even alive when the book (or the movie) came out.

Writing workshop

bplAre you a teenager (grades 8 through 12) interested in creative writing? Do you live near Albany, NY? If you said “yes” to both questions, well then, do I have news for you.

I’m running a writing workshop for teens next month at the Bethlehem Public Library. This will be on the first three Thursdays in November at 7 p.m. You don’t have to bring anything to the workshop except paper and pen.

According to the official description, students will “learn creative writing techniques and participate in a peer review group.” I’ll try to remember to do both those things.

All the info you need:

Teen writing workshop (grades 8 – 12 only)

Thursdays, November 5, 12, and 19
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054

Registration required: Do it online or call the library at (518) 439-9314