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February 14, 2010

The first MWA Teen Writers’ Club is up and running!

In an effort to help high school teens throughout the state become members of the vast network of writers, the Maryland Writers Association celebrates February 3 as the beginning of its first Teen Writers’ Club. Meetings, held each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M., are located at the Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, which has offered its full support to the project in terms of meeting space and advertising. Plans are under way to open more clubs next September.

The clubs are the brainchild of MWA member Diane Booth who heads a prestigious advisory committee that includes MWA authors Mindie Burgoyne, Deborah Edleman, Gail Johnson, and Barbara Morrison.

Meetings will focus on members critiquing each other’s work, trying various genres, learning how to develop characters, discovering the ethics of memoir writing, hearing inspiring talks by visiting writers, and preparing stories for contests. They will find out how to overcome writer’s block, introduce dialogue, dig for facts, and share skills with each other. MWA members will recommend teen writing sites found on the Internet and recommend appropriate instruction books. For teens who find writing a somewhat lonely exercise, this club also offers release within its social circle of new friends.

For more information on the Teen Writers’ Club, please contact Diane Booth at Registration is not required. Join the group at any time.

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