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Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

July 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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One event on July 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

Location: Curtis Gallery

Join us for this two-day workshop taught by author Suzanne Nelson!

Do you dream of being a published author someday? This hands-on workshop focuses on the methods and styles for writing novels and short stories. Dialogue, plotting, conflict and characterization styles will be discussed and insight into the publishing and submission process given. The majority of the course consists of in-class writing exercises and in-class critiquing by peers and instructor. The goal is to write at least one short story and/or the beginning chapter/chapters of a novel. Pre-Class Assignment: Write opening pages for a short story or novel and bring it to the first class for critiquing.

Please note: The class will meet on 7/15 and 7/18 at 11 am. Participants must commit to attending both three-hour sessions. A pizza lunch will be served on both days.

For grades 5-8. Register Here.

About the Instructor

Suzanne Nelson is the author of numerous young adult and middle grade novels, including Serendipity’s Footsteps, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Teen Readers and a 2016 CCBC Choice for Young Adult Fiction. Her other books include Cake Pop Crush, Macarons at Midnight, Hot Cocoa Hearts, and over a dozen more. After spending eight years as a children’s book editor in New York City, she now lives and writes with her family in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Her website is She tweets @snelsonbooks and can be found on Instagram @suzannenelsonbooks.


July 15, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Curtis Gallery
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States


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