Metuchen Library Offers Free Young Adult Writing Classes This Summer - Starting Tonight

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From Kathy Liss at the Metuchen Public Library:

The Young Adult Department of the Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Avenue, is offering three Writing Workshops for Metuchen residents in grades 6- 12. Call the Library on 732-632-8526 or write the YA Librarian at to register for any or all of the following free classes--keep reading for detailed info!

Write Your Own Adventure: Raconteur proprietor/award winning author Alex Dawson provides suggestions that will spark the imaginations of teens and prompt them to pen their own rollicking yarns. Whether you have an idea you'd like to draft, have a draft you'd like to revise, or think, as many do, that your life is too ordinary and you have nothing exciting to say, this workshop is for you.
Participants should bring pen, paper, and any projects-in-progress.
Dates: Wednesdays, July 29 and August 5
Time: 7-8:30 PM

Go Dada! Poetry Workshop: In the process of writing poetry, we often can get in our own way. With Dada, "we" can stay out of the process altogether and let the poetry happen on its own. In this workshop, you'll use a variety of techniques including, lifting, borrowing, stealing, and letting chance have its way. You will collage and construct visually provocative, linguistically extraordinary poems. Led by Mr. Scott Gallagher, this workshop is meant to open new possibilities in your writing and to challenge your current definition of poetry, but most of all to give you the opportunity to have fun with words.
Date: Wednesday, August 12
Time: 7-8:30 PM

Salt Water Poems: Explore what makes a sea poem both sensuous and strong.
Images of sand, salt and seashells will abound in this session conducted by Pushcart-nominated poet Gail Gaspar. Students can expect to compose and to critique 2-3 poems in just two hours.

Date: Wednesday, August 19
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

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