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Another Great Gaithersburg Book Festival!

Kateema Lee, Erica Wright, V.P. Loggins, and Kurt Olsson.

I had so much fun introducing the poetry panel at the Gaithersburg Book Festival featuring Kateema Lee, Erica Wright, Kurt Olsson, and V.P. Loggins and being there with one of the teens from the Gaithersburg Teen Writing Club while she introduced YA authors Jessica Spotswood and Winifred Conkling!  Despite the rain there was a great crowd and lots of wonderful authors.  If you missed it this year, it will be on May 18th next year, save the date!

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Gaithersburg Book Festival 2018

The Gaithersburg Book Festival takes place on May 19th and I am delighted to have the opportunity to be introducing a poetry panel which features poets Kateema Lee, Kurt Olsson, V.P. Loggins, and Erica Wright.  The panel begins at 10:15 at the Rachel Carson Pavilion.

At 12:15, members of the Gaithersburg Teen Writing Club (which I co-mentor) will be introducing authors Winifred Conkling and Jessica Spotswood at the Ogden Nash Pavilion.

Also at 10:15, Kim Roberts, one of the featured poets at the upcoming June DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry and Open Mic will also be talking about her new book at the H.L. Mencken Pavilion.

This is the third year that I have been a part of GBF and the fourth year that our teens have introduced authors.  It is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of our very literature-centric community and a lot of fun.  So check out the full schedule and come out and join us for a great day of books, authors, readers, and more!

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Another Great Year At The Gaithersburg Book Festival

We had a great time at the Gaithersburg Book Festival this year!  So proud of the teens from the Gaithersburg Teen Writing Club, which I co-mentor, for their flawless introduction of authors Meg Medina and Christine Kendall.

Lucinda Marshall and Robin Stevens Payes, photo by Pam Schipper

The creative writing workshop that I led with Robin Stevens Payes and Neal P. Gillen, who also mentor MWA teen writing clubs, was fantastic.  We had good attendance and the kids responded with great enthusiasm to the prompts that we gave them. Many thanks to Pam Schipper from the Town Courier for featuring our workshop in her coverage of GBF!

 

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Creative Writing Workshop For Teens At The Gaithersburg Book Festival

I am delighted to be offering a Creative Writing For Teens  workshop at the 2017 Gaithersburg (MD) Book FestivalMay 20 from 4:00-5:00 at the Children’s Village Workshop Tent:

Using participatory writing prompts, teen writers will have an opportunity to experience and learn more about how workshopping techniques can assist them in their creative writing. They will have a chance to share their work and get feedback as time allows. They will receive information about MWA’s teen writing clubs which are offered without cost at libraries throughout the state as well as other resources to further their writing.

The workshop is free and open to all teens and a great chance to find out more about the ongoing MWA teen writing clubs and the experience of being a writer.

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Creative Writing For Teens Workshop At The Gaithersburg Book Festival

I am so excited to have the opportunity to co-facilitate a Creative Writing For Teens workshop at The 2016 Gaithersburg (MD) Book Festival  on May 21 from 4:00-5:30 at the Writer’s Center Tent:

Using participatory writing prompts, teen writers will have an opportunity to experience and learn more about how workshopping techniques can assist them in their creative writing. They will have a chance to share their work and get feedback as time allows. They will receive information about MWA’s teen writing clubs which are offered without cost at libraries throughout the state as well as other resources to further their writing.

The workshop is free and open to all teens and a great chance to find out more about the ongoing Maryland Writers’ Association’s teen writing clubs and the experience of being a writer.

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