Instructor: Megan Frazer Blakemore
Date & Time: Saturday, May 19 | 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $45 | Nonmember $100
Registration Closes:  May 17


Holden Caulfield had no patience for phonies and neither do young readers.

In this workshop, attendees will peel back the rosy layers of nostalgia and explore how to write authentically for children and teens. Through readings, film clips, and writing exercises, attendees will gain a better understanding of voice as it relates to children and teens.

This instructive and generative workshop is intended for writers who want to develop their skills at tuning in to the way young people honestly view the world. Come prepared to write and share your work.


BlakemoreMegan Frazer Blakemore is the author of the young adult novels Good and Gone (HarperTeen, 2017), Secrets of Truth & Beauty (Disney-Hyperion, 2009), and Very in Pieces (Harper Teen 2015). She is also the author of six middle grade novels: The Daybreak Bond (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Firefly Code (Bloomsbury, 2016), The Water Castle (Walker Books for Young Readers, 2013), The Friendship Riddle (Bloomsbury, 2015), and The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill (Bloomsbury, 2014), which received the Maine Literary Award. The Water Castle was named Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2013, a Bank Street College Best Book 2014, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and has been included on numerous state lists. Megan has a B.A. from Columbia University, and an MLS from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science where she is currently pursuing doctoral work. She has over ten years’ experience as a librarian and has taught writing to students in elementary through graduate school.


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QUESTIONS
For any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Hannah Perry at perry@mainewriters.org.

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HOW NOT TO BE A PHONY




SCHOLARSHIP
The MWPA is proud to offer one full scholarship to this workshop for members-only. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of need and merit. Application Due in the MWPA office on May 7 at 9:00 a.m.
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