Category Archives: Teen Writers Circle

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.

Teen Writers Workshop

Are you a teen, looking for a writing community or wanting to try something new and creative? Our monthly teen writers workshop meets every third Thursday from 6-7:30.

Lit Youngstown, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave. at 6:00, Thursday, February 20. Come to the door on the right, under the stone archway, and ring the buzzer.

2019 Annual Report

We published our 2019 Annual Report! Thanks to all–you put the light in Lit Youngstown. There were so many to thank, our hearts are full. We hope we haven’t forgotten anyone, but if we did, please let us know.

Teen Writers Workshop

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New! Are you a teen looking for a writing community? Join us for the first teen writers workshop; all experience levels welcome.

We will meet on the third Thursday of each month, beginning Thursday, January 16, 6:00, at the Lit Youngstown office at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave. Come to the door on the right, under the stone archway, and ring the buzzer.