|Teen Writers' Club|
Event Type: Special Event|
Age Group(s): Teens
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:45 PM
The Teen Writers’ Clubs of the Maryland Writers’ Association, a growing network of after-school writing programs for aspiring writers ages 11-17, is launching a new club at the Chevy Chase Library.Library: Chevy Chase Map
The purpose of the Teen Writers’ Clubs is to provide young writers with a safe and supportive meeting place where they can improve their skills under the guidance of writing mentors, get inspired by meeting guest authors, and make new friends with fellow young writers.
The club will meet twice a month and will include a wide range of creative activities such as critiques, writing exercises, and talks by guest authors. The Maryland Writers’ Association intends to publish an anthology of work from the teen writing clubs in 2019.
Shelby Settles Harper will lead the Chevy Chase Library Teen Writers’ Club. Shelby is a lawyer and citizen of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. She is an award-winning fiction author who has practiced law at both for-profit and non-profit entities, representing Indian tribes, individual Indians, women’s rights issues, and other progressive causes. Her work can be found in Gargoyle Magazine #61, aaduna, Defying Gravity: An Anthology of Washington, DC Area Women, Divergent Voices Literary Magazine, Bethesda Magazine – First Place Fiction Winner, Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine, Tinhouse (online blog), and So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art. Shelby serves on the National Council for the Smithsonian Museum of American Indian. She lives with her family in Chevy Chase Town.