Category Archives: Teen Writers Circle

Teen Writers Workshop

Teen Writers Workshops are informal, respectful gatherings for writing and creative expression. All experience levels welcome. Teens only, please. Attend any number of workshops after registering here.

Meet the teaching artist: James Winter is an Associate Professor of English at Kent State University. His work has won the CRAFT Short Fiction Prize, a Pushcart Special Mention, an Honorable Mention for the J.F. Powers Prize, and was a finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize. He has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and published in One Story, Salamander, PANK Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and Dappled Things, among others.

Many thanks to James for leading this workshop! Carrie George will return in June.

Teen Writers Workshop (Zoom)

Teen Writers Workshops are informal, respectful gatherings for writing and creative expression. All experience levels welcome. Teens only, please. Monday, March 8, 7:00-8:30 PM EST. Attend any number of workshops after registering here.

Meet the teaching artist: James Winter is an Associate Professor of English at Kent State University. His work has won the CRAFT Short Fiction Prize, a Pushcart Special Mention, an Honorable Mention for the J.F. Powers Prize, and was a finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize. He has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and published in One Story, Salamander, PANK Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and Dappled Things, among others.

Many thanks to James for leading this workshop! Carrie George will return in June.

Teen Writers Workshop February 8

Teen Writers Workshop (Zoom)
2nd Mondays 7-8:30: February 8

Teen Writers Workshops are informal, respectful gatherings for writing and creative expression. All experience levels welcome. Teens only, please. Register here once, attend any number of workshops.

Meet the teaching artist: James Winter is an Associate Professor of English at Kent State University. His work has won the CRAFT Short Fiction Prize, a Pushcart Special Mention, an Honorable Mention for the J.F. Powers Prize, and was a finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize. He has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and published in One Story, Salamander, PANK Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and Dappled Things, among others.

Many thanks to James! Carrie George will return in June.

Teen Writers Workshop Mon. January 11 (Zoom)

Teen Writers Workshop facilitated by Carrie George is an informal, respectful gathering for writing and creative expression. All experience levels welcome. Teens only, please. Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00PM EST. Register here for the Zoom room, attend any number of workshops.

Meet the teaching artist: Carrie George is a poet, photographer, and candidate at the Northeast Ohio MFA program. She is the current graduate fellow for the Wick Poetry Center in Kent, Ohio, where she teaches poetry in local schools and various community programs.

Teen Writers Workshop December 14 (Zoom)

Teen Writers Workshops (Zoom)
2nd Mondays 7-8:30: December 14

Teen Writers Workshop facilitated by Carrie George is an informal, respectful gathering for writing and creative expression. All experience levels welcome. Teens only, please. Register one time here for the Zoom meeting room, attend any number of workshops.

Meet the teaching artist: Carrie George is a poet, photographer, and MFA candidate at the Northeast Ohio MFA program. She is the current graduate fellow for the Wick Poetry Center, where she teaches poetry in local schools and various community programs.

Three poems by Tala Mulla

Participants in the teen writers workshop have written fine work! Many thanks to Tala for sharing three poems here. To register for the workshop which meets on Zoom on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:00-8:30 (teens only, please), click here.

Parallel Universes

There are only so many parallel universes that concern us.
In one, time doesn’t go by like a feather in the wind. 
Nor do we have to do things against our will.
Where kids can be kids and no one can tell us otherwise.
Where you can sit on a hill and watch the sunset until the end of the world.
Where there isn’t any trespassing signs for property that doesn’t belong to anyone.
Where you can be young, wild, and adventurous. 
We can have these universes, but we must be responsible for the universe where the world isn’t constantly changing for the better. 
Where you can’t appreciate the little things in life.
Where you can’t capture a special moment with one click.
Nor can you block the less finer things in life.
Where you can’t be who you want to be 
And put on a filter to please others.    

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Teen Writers Workshops (Zoom)

Teen Writers Workshops
Mondays 7-8:30: July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24

Teen Writers Workshops facilitated by Carrie George will be informal, respectful gatherings for writing and creative expression. All experience levels welcome. Teens only, please.

Register one time here for the Zoom meeting room,  attend any number of workshops. Is this your first Zoom call? Here’s a quick and easy tutorial.

Meet the teaching artist: Carrie George is a poet, photographer, and MFA candidate at the Northeast Ohio MFA program. She is the current graduate fellow for the Wick Poetry Center in Kent, OH, where she teaches poetry in local schools and various community programs.

Thank You, Youngstown Foundation!

Join us in profound thanks for a programming grant from the Youngstown Foundation Charles W. Darling Family Endowment Fund. The $5615 grant will support  programs in 2020 and 2021, including the First Wednesday Readers Series, the monthly Teen Writers Workshop, Adult-teen creative writing classes, and a paid internship to provide support for the Fall Literary Festival.

We are honored to celebrate the legacy of the late history professor Charles W. Darling, known for the folk music show on WYSU that ran 48 years. He was also the author of science fiction novels. The Foundation’s gift will support other Youngstown and regional writers, and we thank them.

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Teen Writers Workshop

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Are you a teen, looking for a writing community or wanting to try something new and creative? The teen writers workshop meets March 19 from 6:00-7:30 at the Lit Youngstown office, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave. Come to the door on the right, under the stone archway, and ring the buzzer.