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marilyn-kallet's picture
Jan.16.2014
In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky case, the state of Tennessee has implented new policies at the universities for people working with minors.  At the University of Tennessee, we have been hosting a Young Writers Institute for twenty years.  We offer free writing workshops in every genre...
mylene-dressler's picture
Mar.17.2012
Darkness, black.  "PERMISSION." Brightness, white.  --Soobin Park Dear Friends, Warmest thanks for following the link below, and posting--if you feel so moved--comments on the six-word memoirs of my students at Guilford College.  These are young people who have not, until now,...
susan-hagen's picture
Oct.01.2011
"When I grow up I want to be a professional wrestler. My name would be the Hurracain. I would be a legend." So writes Jacy in an essay I found recently on Kid Writers, a blogspot where fourth graders from Oregon are testing their chops. As a class, about half of these young writers were born in...
laurel-anne-hill's picture
Apr.27.2011
       April "Meet the Author"April  30, 2011Union City Public Library34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Union City, CA1:00pm - 4:00pm ...
scott-perkins's picture
Nov.30.2009
Dear Jared, Your mom tells me that you have a story to write for school and want some advice on creating and introducing characters in a way that doesn’t detract from the storytelling. The most important thing anyone ever taught me was that stories don’t ever begin and they don’t ever end. We...
persia-walker's picture
Apr.27.2009
As part of a recent book store appearance at Rowan University, a student reporter for the campus newspaper interviewed me. Most of the questions were run-of-the-mill and the young reporter seemed to be taking all of my answers as run-of-the-mill, too.That is, until he asked me what advice I'd give...
cliff-burns's picture
Jan.09.2009
For the past day or so I've been poking around on HarperCollins "Authonomy" site. I had posted an excerpt of my novel there, in the vain hope that I would be able to, as the site's tag line states, "beat the slush". But what I discovered was just another kind of slush.  Virtual...