Summer writers workshop for teens to be held in Nashua in July

NASHUA – The New Hampshire Writers’ Project and the Nashua Community College honors program will host a week-long conference in July for teen writers interested in developing their writing skills.

The New Hampshire Teen Summer Writers’ Workshop will focus on fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry. It will run from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20-24 at Nashua Community College.

Not only will teens have an opportunity to receive feedback from their peers, they will also be able to partake in seminars in fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction narrative presented by local writers and writing teachers.

“We have a dream-team faculty developing,” said R.W.W. Greene, conference organizer and chairman of the NHWP’s board of trustees. “If it were a superhero team, I think it would be right up there with the Avengers and X-Men.”

Elaine Isaak, a popular New England novelist under several pen names, will kick the conference off with a keynote address and a seminar.

Isaak is the author of the “Singer’s Crown” series, and she recently edited a romance anthology compiled from New Hampshire writers’ work titled “Love Free or Die.”

Isaak, writing under the name E.C. Ambrose, is also the author of the fantasy series “Dark Apostle,” which includes the novels “Elisha Barber,” “Elisha Magus” and the anticipated “Elisha Rex,” which will be released in July.

The conference will offer a slam-poetry coffeehouse on Thursday, July 23, and will provide teen writers an opportunity to have their finished works compiled in an anthology.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Registration for the conference is $150.

Participants must be entering the 11th or 12th grade, or be mature and entering 10th grade, by the fall. The registration deadline is Monday, June 15.

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