Young writers convene at Western

From sports writing to screen writing, the 2011 Young Writers Conference at Western offered plenty of workshops for teens.

From July 24 through 29, students in grades 7 through 12 spent five days learning to write in their favorite genre. Workshops included:

• Writing the short story
• Introduction to writing poetry
• Advanced poetry writing
• Sports writing
• Human interest writing
• Screen writing
• Reading body language
• Public speaking
• Song writing
• Writing the college admissions essay
• College interview

The workshops were led by published writers and all students had an opportunity to see their work in print in the 2011 conference journal.

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Led by professionals in the field, young writers gather at WCSU over the summer to hone their craft.