Last 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.