LARGO, Fla. – On Wednesday, June 30, from 1 to 3 p.m., Bay Area Professional Writers Guild Inc., invites teens, 12 to18 years of age, to share ideas and learn timely tips and tricks from writing pros offering Power Writers.
This in-person and virtual creative writing workshop was developed for teens, targeting strong storytelling skills to enhance every aspect of their written communications. They will connect with like-minded students and professional writers to share ideas for effective wordsmithing. Those who have already penned a creative project are welcome to bring the work and receive individual input.
Published fiction and non-fiction author Louise Harris is the featured speaker. Several professional writers will help guide participants with freewriting, clustering and brainstorming ideas to inspire their best work. Participants will spend an hour or more writing, receiving constructive feedback and taking away tools to apply to future writing projects. Handouts will be provided to download or print. Participants may bring laptops or tablets; paper and pens will be provided.
“We have heard from parents that teens want to learn more about creative writing,” said BAPWG President Louise Harris. “This Power Writers creative writing workshop is one of our efforts to help boost young writers’ imaginations and their confidence—empowering them to share their stories with the world.”
During Power Writers, students will have time for questions and answers or writing feedback and discussion. Participate online via Zoom or show up in person at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Road in Largo. To allow space and time for discussion of writing projects, in-person participants will be limited to 10. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. A $15 fee is paid via PayPal. In-person attendees can pay at the door with cash or check payable to Bay Area Professional Writers Guild Inc.
Creative Pinellas, an incubator for the creative arts in Pinellas County, is a co-sponsor of this Power Writers creative writing workshop for teens.