Thursday, April 22, 2010

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SPRING & SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP INFO - SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Saturday April 24th from 2-5 pm - Creative Writing Workshop for Teens at Cornerstone Bookstore in Salem, MA

Geared for teens, 13+, students will work to develop, nurture, and improve their writing craft in a fun and supportive group. We will work on such literary devices as setting, character, voice, point-of-view, dialogue, and plot. We will discuss how closely these devices are linked in creating believable stories. We will learn from other writers by examining their styles through excerpts. We will also practice these styles through group and individual exercises. Students are encouraged to be creative and ready to try new things.

Please bring a notebook and pen. The cost for this workshop is $75. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please submit a typed explanation, in 300 words or less, as to why you would like to take this course. Submit this writing sample to Cornerstone Books, Salem, MA, along with your name, telephone number, and e-mail address by April 15. Please note: the scholarship will cover the full cost of the course. For more information: http://www.cornerstonebooks-salem.com/events/

4-Day Creative Writing Workshop for Tweens at the Spirit of 76 Bookstore in Marblehead, MA

Dates: July 13, 15, 20, and 22
Time: 4-5:45pm
Cost $200

Geared for 9-12 year olds, students will work to develop, nurture, and improve their writing craft in a fun and supportive group. We will work on such literary devices as setting, character, and plot. We will discuss how closely these devices are linked in creating believable stories. We will learn from other writers by examining their style through excerpts. We will also practice these styles through group and individual exercises. Students are encouraged to be creative and ready to try new things. Please bring a notebook and pen.

Scholarships are available for those with financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please submit a typed explanation, in 300 words or less, as to why you would like to take this course. Submit this writing sample to The Spirit of 76 Bookstore, 107 Pleasant St., Marblehead, MA 01945, along with your name, telephone number, and e-mail address by June 15th, 2010. Please note: the scholarship will cover the full cost of the course.

4-Day Creative Writing Workshop for Teens at the Spirit of 76 Bookstore in Marblehead, MA

Dates: July 13, 15, 20, and 22
Time: 6-7:45pm
Cost $200

Geared for teens, 13+, students will work to develop, nurture, and improve their writing craft in a fun and supportive group. We will work on such literary devices as setting, character, voice, point-of-view, dialogue, and plot. We will discuss how closely these devices are linked in creating believable stories. We will learn from other writers by examining their styles through excerpts. We will also practice these styles through group and individual exercises. Students are encouraged to be creative and ready to try new things. Please bring a notebook and pen.

Scholarships are available for those with financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please submit a typed explanation, in 300 words or less, as to why you would like to take this course. Submit this writing sample to The Spirit of 76 Bookstore, 107 Pleasant St., Marblehead, MA 01945, along with your name, telephone number, and e-mail address by June 15th, 2010. Please note: the scholarship will cover the full cost of the course.

For more information: http://hugobookstores.com/category/events/event-spirit

The instructor: Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of several popular young adult novels, including Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Project 17, Bleed, and the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series, which has sold well over 500,000 copies worldwide. Stolarz's titles have been named on numerous award lists, including the Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers list, the Top Ten Teen Pick list, and YALSA's Popular Paperback list, all through the American Library Association. She is currently working on the Deadly Little Games, the third book in the Touch series, as well as Do You See, the third book in The Amanda Project. For more information, visit Laurie's website at www.lauriestolarz.com.

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