Writers Studio

Students writing at desks in the conference center.Twenty high school students from nine area schools participated in the first SCSC Writers Studio. The Writers Studio offered students in grades 9–12 the opportunity to work directly with professional authors Geoff Herbach and Kate St. Vincent Vogl, provide and receive feedback from other participants, and showcase their work. Students will met Nov. 15 for a daylong writing workshop, will interact electronically throughout the year and convene in the spring for an open-mic event.

“I feel like I learned so much and was even able to teach some of my friends some of the things we learned,” said a participant.

The day featured lessons on building writing skills, character development, use of concrete details, tips for memoirs, enhancing dialog, culling non-essentials and other revision work.