CALLING ALL TEENS! APPLY TODAY AT YOUR NEAREST LIBRARY FOR THE YOUNG ADULT WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM!
– Program is made possible through the generous support of the Knight Foundation –
(Miami, MAY 16, 2012) The Miami-Dade Public Library System is looking for 20 teens, ages 13-18, who are interested in working alongside award-winning young adult author Kekla Magoon. Ms. Magoon is the recipient of the America Library Association’s Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award for New Talent and is the author of The Rock and the River; Camo Girl; 37 This I Love (in no particular order); and the soon-to-be-released, Fire in the Streets.
The Young Adult Writer-in-Residence program runs September – November 2012 and will offer teens the opportunity to develop their writing skills. The program will provide them with a platform to receive critique and feedback on their short stories, poems, and other writings by a published young adult author. Ms. Magoon will also mentor the teens on writing both as a creative outlet and as a profession.Applications are available here. In order to apply, teens must be 13-18 years old, have an active Miami-Dade Public Library card in good standing, the ability to access the Internet, a signed participation agreement and provide a sample of their writing (no more than 500 words). Applications are being accepted through June 30, 2012. For more information, contact 305.375.5180.
About the Miami-Dade Public Library System
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About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.KnightFoundation.org.
Victoria Galan – Public Affairs Officer