YOUNG PEOPLE WRITE is a series of virtual writing workshops for teens ages 13 to 17!
Participants write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry through a variety of exercises, then discuss and edit each other's work in a creative and supportive environment.
Popular young adult novelist Laurie Stolarz presents the four-session workshop "Finding One's Voice."
Writers hear it time and time again: one of the key elements in compelling fiction is a strong narrative voice. But what does that really mean? Where does voice come from? And how can we develop the voices of our characters more? In this workshop, we will delve into our characters’ motivations and backstories to find their unique voices, and to understand the role voice plays in creating compelling work.
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
- Cost: $100 per person, for four (4) sessions. Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25, and June 1.
- Register below.
- Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.
Laurie Stolarz is the author of several popular young adult novels including the Dark House series, the Touch series, Project 17
, and Bleed
, (all published by Disney/Hyperion Books for Children), as well as the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series (Flux Publications). With over a million books sold worldwide, Stolarz’s titles have been translated into thirty languages, been named on numerous award lists, including the Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers list and the Top Ten Teen Pick list, both through the American Library Association, and have been optioned for TV. Her newest title, Jane Anonymous
, was released in January, 2020 with Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press. Its companion novel, The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep
, was recently released in March, 2021.