Are you a NE Minnesota teen who loves to write?  The Arrowhead Library System invites you to join award-winning Minnesota Author Mary Casanova in a 4-week long virtual writing workshop experience October 26-November 19, 2021.  There are three opportunities to participate:

1st Session: Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.  Participants will meet on the following dates:

  • October 26, November 2, November 9, and November 16

2nd Session: Thursdays, 9-11 a.m.  Participants will meet on the following dates:

  • October 28, November 4, November 11, and November 18

3rd Session: Fridays, 9-11 a.m.  Participants will meet on the following dates:

  • October 29, November 5, November 12, and November 19

With a small group of other teen writers, you’ll create new work, share with others and discuss the writer’s craft and journey.  This free workshop experience is for teens ages 13-17; registrants will meet every week on the same day and at the same time via Zoom.  Workshop size is limited and a waiting list will be created if need be.

Pre-registration is required for this event.  To sign up, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Fall2021ALSWritingWorkshops or call ALS at 218-741-3840.  Zoom log-in information for each session will be sent out 24 hours prior to the first session.  The registration deadline for this event is Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Casanova is the author of thirty-nine books, ranging from picture books to historical fiction, including Hush, Hush Forest; Frozen; and Ice-Out, published by the University of Minnesota Press. Her numerous awards include an American Library Association “Notable,” Aesop Accolades from the American Folklore Society, a Parent’s Choice Gold Award, Booklist Editor’s Choice, as well as two Minnesota Book Awards.

Following the workshops, participants are encouraged to submit their writing to Hometown Focus, a community-driven newspaper in the region, by visiting www.hometownfocus.us or emailing tucker@htfnews.us.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at www.alslib.info, follow us on Twitter @ALSLibraryNews, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alslibinfo.