TEEN EVENT
WRITING WORKSHOP

Shoo Flies Boot Camp
9:30-4:30PM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17



From the creators of the popular monthly reading series "Bar Flies" comes "Shoo Flies," a chance for teens to write and read their own true stories on stage – and hone those personal essay writing skills for college essay season.

This workshop will give participants a chance to brainstorm, write, workshop, revise, rehearse and perform – all in one day. Participants must be teens; no prior writing or performing experience is necessary. Drinks, snacks, and lunch will be provided by First Draft Bookbar. We’ll also provide plenty of instruction on everything from inspiration to writing to delivery from Bar Flies curators and contributors, including Amy Silverman and Julie Hampton. Space is limited.

WORKSHOP DETAILS
  • Cost: $125 per person.
  • Register below.
  • Please bring paper and pen or an electronic device to write on.
  • Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.


FREE PARKING / LIGHT RAIL
  • Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.

ABOUT THE HOST
AMY SILVERMAN is a freelance journalist based in Arizona. She holds a master of science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism and has co-taught "Mothers Who Write" with Deborah Sussman for more than a dozen years. She's a commentator for KJZZ, the Phoenix NPR affiliate, and her work has appeared on "This American Life" and in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Brain, Child and salon.com.