Writing Workshop For NYC Teens

The Asian American Writers' Workshop presents an event for teens that sounds like it might be duplicated in other communities outside of New York:

Write Your Life — One Story at a Time
Facilitated by Alison Minami and Sandhya Nankani
Saturday, February 18, 1pm - 5pm, open to students grades 9-12
Saturday, March 4, 1pm - 5pm, open to students grades 6-8
Who says that just because you're young, you haven't fully lived a life worth writing about already? Everybody has a story to tell - it is time to discover yours and start writing it. This workshop explores the theme of community. What is community? What communities do you belong to, if any? How have they shaped your identity? Learn how to take your own life experiences (Sunday dinner at your grandmother's house, a childhood memory, or an important object in your life) and use them to create fresh prose or poetry. Includes writing prompts and models from Asian American authors to explore imagery, narration and character development.
Open to all youth, grades 6-12. Free for participants. Please call 212.494.0061 to register or email your name, contact information and grade level to "desk@aaww.org." Limited to 15 students each session.