Teen Writing Society
Every Wednesday 6-8 PM
Teen Underground, 2nd floor, Loussac Library, Anchorage
Are you a creative writer?
Join our Teen Writing Society! Meet other
writers, share your work, and develop your
craft. Expect world building, novel writing,
poetry, and word wars.
Just bring your imagination!
Current project: Literature and Life Mini-Mag... We’re making a mini-magazine with flash fiction, news articles, comics, art, poetry, and stuff about your lives. Like how to throw a good party, talk to a girl/boy, earn money, or celebrate a birthday; top ten lists of what not to say to boy/girl, favorite music, good games or books; what is a fandom? what is a meme? a good college? summer camp? We’ll share our mini-mag with other teen groups from around the state, and other states, or even other countries, with groups who are producing similar mini-mags.
Programs from last year (2011-12)
WILD LIFE! NATURE WRITING (free!)
Spring Break: Tuesday, March 13 - Thursday, March 15, 1:00—3:00 pm, 2012
First thing we’ll do is get outside and take some notes in our write-in-the-rain pads. You’ll receive instruction on nature journaling, using all your senses, recording both inner and outer stuff, things to get your creative juices flowing. Then we’ll head back inside and see what kind of essay or poem or story you can create from your nature journal.
Ages 12-15. Class size limited to ten. FREE! at Teen Underground, Loussac Library.
With Marybeth Holleman, 2012 Artist-in-Residence at Denali National Park
And author of The Heart of the Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found and Nearly Lost
Monday, March 5, 6:30–8:00 pm, 2012
Ages 15-18 At Teen Underground Loussac Library
Bring your poems, stories, and other writing to share. Practice writing on paper and collaborating on Facebook. Find out about contests and publishing opportunities for young writers.
Flash Fiction: how to write a quick story.
Friday, Feb 17 and Saturday Feb. 18, 1-4 PM, 2012
Ages 15-18 IT'S FREE! At Loussace Library, Teen Underground space, upstairs
Class size limited to ten so register at: www.49writers.org.
Learn to focus on the 4 S's – sensory detail, simile, setting, and shift. Find out what makes a story "work" and why. There will be plenty of time to write your own flash fiction, and share it, if you like. You will leave knowing how to find interesting things to write about and how to give voice to your ideas.
Led by Katey Schultz, editor of Trachodon Magazine