Sunday, June 12, 2011

DFW Teen Writers

If you are a teen (13-17 years old) in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and you love to write and want to find out more about writing and publishing AND make your writing more better, here's some information for you.

WHAT:
SUMMER TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP (presented by the DFW Writer's Workshop)
WHEN: Saturdays from 1-3pm, starting June 18 and going through July 30 (no meeting on July 2)
WHERE: The Simmons Center, 508 Simmons St., Euless, TX
HOW MUCH: FREE!

There is a flyer with all this information here. (Clicking will download a pdf document you can print out and show to your parents. (Or your kid.)
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We’ll cover the basics of story, conflict, character, and voice with weekly pro guest speakers:
  • A. Lee Martinez - Sci Fi / Fantasy Author
  • Candy Havens - Author / Entertainment Journalist
  • Jenny Martin - Young Adult Author / Librarian
  • Kate Cornell - Screen Writer
  • Kirk von der Heydt - Teacher / Writer
  • Rosemary Clement-Moore - Young Adult Author
Writing topics to be covered:
  • How to give and take constructive criticism
  • Conflict and Plot
  • Characterization
  • Developing your own voice
  • Nonfiction / Journalism
  • Publication
Each meeting will have an interactive session with a writing coach covering aspects of writing and publishing. There will be free writing exercises and then opportunities for critique from your peers, as well as experienced and professional writers.

For information, you can email the head of the teen workshop. Or if you have questions, you can email me. (But to sign up, you have to email dfw teen workshop.)

On the first session there is a 12:30 sign up meeting that a parent needs to attend. The rest of the time, it just teens and pros.

You can check out the teen workshop facebook page and follow DFW Teen Writers on Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. awww, I would so love to be there to help out or learn a little! =0 but I'm 19..and I'll be 20 on Friday. No more teenager days for me! =[ I got my agent at 19 though, so I don't feel so horrible to be getting old!

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