Teens to Talk Writing, Publishing with Lamorinda Weekly Author, Cynthia Brian
By: Laurie Snyder
On April 30, budding writers will have the chance to get up close and personal with Lamorinda Weekly author, Cynthia Brian, in a special event at the Orinda Library from 7 to 8 pm. Brian, who has been active in coaching teens in the Lamorinda community for a number of years, edits this newspaper’s “Teen Scene” and produces “Express Yourself! Teen Radio.”
She has also written two books, “The Business of Show Business” and “Be the Star You Are! For TEENS,” a collection of 38 inspirational stories which she believes will help readers “learn how to cope with courage and face challenges with humor and self-confidence.” Proceeds from the sale of the latter are being used to support Be the Star You Are! – an organization dedicated to “empowering women, families, and youth through improved literacy and positive media."
"Being the teen coach for the Lamorinda Weekly for the past few years has been an extremely enriching and rewarding experience,” says Brian. “It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to give our young people a voice. We are blessed with so many talented teens with opinions and ideas. As a gardener I nurture plants, as a coach I grow people. I look forward to meeting more teens who are interested in joining our Lamorinda Weekly star team."
Pre-registration is not required for Brian’s free program, which is being sponsored by the Friends of the Orinda Library. Teens who are interested in writing for Teen Scene in the Lamorinda Weekly may also email Cynthia@Star-Style.com for information.
Brian and the Lamorinda Weekly “are seeking responsible, dedicated individuals who can follow directions, meet timelines, and want to write and report about issues important to teens in the Lamorinda community. If you have something important to say, adds Brian, “We want to hear it! And we'll work with you to hone your skills."
Causes Cynthia Brian Supports
Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity empowering women, families, and youth through improved literacy, positive media, and life skills.