Teen Writing Workshop: Finding Your Creative Voice By Drawing On Your Own True History
Author Gail Shepherd presents a hands-on writing workshop for tweens, teens and their parents on getting to the emotional heart of stories. Gail will begin with a discussion of her debut middle-grade novel, The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins, which explores themes of truth-seeking and truth-telling. The class will then write to prompts, designed to show how real-life experiences can be shaped into heartfelt and compelling fictions. Whether you’re writing fantasy, realistic fiction, memoir, or poetry, examining moments in your own true history can unlock your most authentic creative writing. Parents are invited to join.
Biography: Gail Shepherd received her creative M.A. from the University of Florida in poetry. She has spent her life writing in lots of genres: comic serial magazine stories, food writing, crime reporting, coverage of local politics, book and movie reviews, essays and poems. She’s a fourth generation Floridian on her mother’s side, and she lives in South Florida now with her little family, two dogs, and an awful lot of mosquitos. You can visit Gail online at GailShepherdauthor.com.
There is no charge to attend.
Reservations are required.
Open to ages 12-18. All materials are provided.
For more information or to make reservations please call (561) 655-2766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.