One of the best things about home education is the opportunities it offers to follow particular interests. Do you have an aspiring writer in your school? Perhaps this workshop is the best way to take that interest to the next level.
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Raising the Passionate Writer
Teens can be called many things: confusing, creative, even passionate. But not all passion is expressed the same way. Many teens find their most expressive voice through the written word. They may write poems, or stories, or entire novels. Writing just seems to be a part of them. How does a parent nurture such a gift? Join award-winning author and home school father Jonathan Friesen on a journey through the teen writer's mind, and discover how you can fan your teen's written flame. Jonathan Friesen is a homeschooling father, award-winning author and international speaker. He’s the author of eight novels for teens including Both of Me and Unfolding (Blink/HarperCollins). His personal experience with Tourette’s and epilepsy inspired him to write the highly acclaimed novel Jerk, California (Penguin, 2008), winner of the American Library Association’s Schneider Award—“Best Book for Teens.” Jonathan now serves as a Professor of Education at North Central University.
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Come join us for three exhilarating days of creative writing instruction. The Minneapolis Young Writers Workshop connects motivated young writers ages 13-19 with best selling authors who are gifted with the ability to write and teach. Focused tracks allow you to learn from an author who writes in your genre.
Not only will you have the opportunity to learn from successful authors, you'll have the chance to receive feedback on your work. We believe that young adults have important stories to tell-so important that we'll place selected manuscripts on the desks of editors from major publishing houses. Does your story sparkle? Imagine an acquisitions editor from HarperCollins reading your chapters. That’s how book contracts are born.