One of the outstanding events of the summer of 2013 was the Young Writers Workshop I taught, sponsored by the Branson Arts Council. What an amazing group of talented authors!
Ages 9 and up participated in two sessions for a week-long focus on short forms of writing. We wrote poems, flash fiction, six-word-memoirs, character sketches, and some pretty crazy journal entries! The week ended with an author fair, featuring a dozen authors from the Missouri and Arkansas areas, and the students’ work was published in an anthology book for them to keep!
We’re looking forward to doing it again soon, and hope to expand the literary arts in the Ozarks – for young people and the young at heart!