**UPDATE -- This workshop is FULL. We are no longer accepting applicants. Please email us at dfwwritersworkshop(at)hotmail to reserve your space for the next event.**
DFW Writers’ Workshop is very proud to announce the schedule for the 2014 Teen Writer’s Summer Workshop! The best part of this announcement is….the workshop is completely FREE.
The scheduled events will take place at The Egg & I on Hwy. 26, from 12:30 to 2:30. Below are the dates and the list of speakers, who are all DFWWW members and traditionally published authors. The sessions will include instruction and critique time.
With registration, teens will get a binder full of helpful advice. At the end of the workshop, an anthology will be created with their work. It will include a short story, excerpt, or poem that is polished during the six-week session. Each student will get a printed copy and may purchase as many additional copies as they’d like. AND there’s a t-shirt, designed by our very own Sally Hamilton.
In short: THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING.
To register you must meet these requirements:
- Be entering 9th-12th grade.
- Be able to commit to at least 3 of the 6 Saturday sessions.
- Email your name, age, the dates you expect to attend, and the type of writing you enjoy to the following address: dfwwritersworkshop(at)hotmail. Please make the subject: TEEN WORKSHOP
The schedule is as follows:
July 12 -- The Written World taught by Del Cain (a general overview of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, songwriting and screen/playwriting)
July 19 -- The Critique Process taught by Tex Thompson (beginning with her 11th grade first draft through production of her book, One Night in Sixes)
July 26 -- Story Structure taught by Kat Cook (using the hero's journey)
August 2 -- Voice taught by Jenny Martin.
August 9 -- Character Development taught by Rosemary Clement
August 16 -- Publishing taught by A. Lee Martinez (how the publishing world works, different avenues to publication)
The DFW Teen Writers’ Workshop is open to teens between the ages of 13-17. Sessions begin on June 18th and run through July 30th (no session on July 2nd for the Fourth of July holiday).
This isn’t just some summer writing program. We’ll cover the basics of story, conflict, character, and voice, but you’ll be getting it from authors like:
A. Lee Martinez – author of Gil’s All Fright Diner, In the Company of Ogres, A Nameless Witch, The Automatic Detective, Too Many Curses, Monster, and Divine Misfortune. His next novel, Chasing the Moon, will be released on May 25th.
Candy Havens – author of Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I, and Dragons Prefer Blondes, and the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy. She is one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country.
Jenny Martin – writer of young adult novels, represented by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger Agency. She has taught classes on writing at the DFW Writers' Conference. She has contributed her writing know-how to industry blogs, and is a member of the ALA, TLA, and AASL.
Rosemary Clement-Moore – author of the Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil series, Prom Dates from Hell, Hell Week, and Highway to Hell; and The Splendor Falls. Her next novel, Texas Gothic, will be released July 12.
Qualifications? You want to write. Application? Email us your interest. Price of admission? Free.
Space is limited, so hurry up and get ready to write.
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