On Sunday, May 22nd, at 1:30 p.m., there will be a reading by, and reception for the writers who participated in the 2010-2011 Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner Teen Writing Program at the John Jermain Memorial Library. The participant’s work has been compiled in the form of a small literary magazine, which will be distributed free to all attendees at the reception. After the even it will be made available at the library.
This is the second year for the program which meets every Thursday evening from November through April and is open to teens ages 12 to 18. The workshop led by writer Emily Weitz, gives teens the opportunity to experience writing outside the classroom. Sessions include writing prompts, discussion of craft and technique, and constructive group critique. The teen writers develop a body of original work, then revise select pieces for publication and/or performance.
The series is underwritten by a generous donation from the friends of Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner. Mrs. Wagner and her husband Paul are long-time advocates of youth literacy programs.