TEENS Publish: 8-week program for teen writers and illustrators

Aspiring writers and illustrators in 7th-12th grade are invited to apply for TEENS Publish, a free 8-week summer creative writing (and/or illustrating) program. Participants will choose the author track, illustrator track, or a combination of the two.

Applications are required and will be available May 1-31, 2017 (or until the program is full), at the Ringer Library Reference Desk. The program will be limited to 15 participants this year.

This writing program will be led by author Molly Blaisdell (who also writes as Cece Barlow). There will be weekly workshops every Wednesday from May 31 to August 2, 2017, except July 5. The group will meet from 2:30 to 5:00. Each week of the program will focus on a different topic related to writing or illustrating and publishing. Manuscripts will be due for editors on July 19. July 26 is a work day only. Final manuscripts are due August 2.

Teens will complete one polished piece by the end of the 8-week program, and each participant will choose whether that will be a short story, the first chapter of a novel, a nonfiction article, poetry, or illustrations. Upon approval of the editor, the polished piece will be published in the 2017 TEENS Publish anthology, and there will be an Author’s Release Party in September.

Each person will be limited to 3000 words or 12 pages. After first publication, all rights will revert to the authors.

For more information, contact Kendra at kperkins@bryantx.gov or (979) 764-3416.

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