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Writer's Guild to hold workshop

 

Marianne Monson, author of 12 books, will lead a writing workshop for teens and young adults. Courtesy photo.

A writing workshop for teens and young adults with Marianne Monson will be held Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom.

Book series like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have drawn readers of all ages to young adult literature. In this creative writing workshop, they will look at some classics of the YA genre and consider what creates their popular appeal. They will talk about crafting memorable characters and engaging plots for a young adult audience and dive in with hands on writing exercises. Bring your questions, dreams, and challenges. This workshop is intended for adults who want to write for teens and for teen writers ages 15 and up.

Register in advance at http://www.thewritersguild.org. Cost is $25 for Guild members, $35 for non-members. Needs based scholarships are always available. Email: info@thewritersguild.org.

Marianne Monson's first career job was working as managing editor of a publishing house focused on children's and young adult lit. She holds a BA in English Lit and earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, with an emphasis on writing historical fiction for YA and adults. She is the author of 12 books, many of which sell to the YA/crossover market. She is founder and president of The Writer's Guild. Her website is: mariannemonson.com.

The Writer's Guild is a 501©(3) nonprofit formed by a group of writers committed to strengthening the community through the power of the written word. The Guild holds workshops, retreats, author events and hosts writing groups in Astoria and the lower Columbia region. The Guild promotes literacy in area schools and with at-risk populations through residency and workshop programming. A literate community is a thriving community. New members are welcome at http://www.thewritersguild.org.

For more information about this workshop email: info@thewritersguild.org.

 

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