• Free Poetry Writing Class and Contest for Teens!

Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes and writing contest for teens!

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting writing and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library and City Council Members Daniel Dromm and Elizabeth Crowley, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens.

The next class is Saturday, March 24th at 3 p.m.4:30 p.m. at Queens Library at Jackson Heights located at 35-51 81st St. for teens ages 13 through 17:

Write on Your Nerve

Learn to write poetry freely, honestly, excitingly, and strangely, using everything around you as sources of inspiration. The goal is to come out of the class with new and interesting tools to use when faced with the scary question of how to begin. Permission is given to not strive for perfection, but to strive. To not second-guess. To use everything thats around you for your art. And most definitely, to enjoy playing with language. Reading material will be provided as sources of inspiration. Students may share their work.

Crystal Rivera is currently part of the editorial review board for poetry for Newtown Literary, where she was first published in 2014.

One student in each class will be randomly selected to receive a free hardcover notebook to keep all their writing in!

For more information, visit newtownliterary.org/writingclassesforkids

Newtown Literary is also running its biennial writing contest for Queens kids in grades 3 through 12. The winners are published in Queenss literary journal, Newtown Literary, and have the opportunity to read their work at the awards ceremony in June. The deadline to submit poetry or fiction is March 29, 2018. For more information, rules, and to submit, visit newtownliterary.org/qyap.
35-51 81st St Jackson Heights, NY 11372
March 24, 2018:3:00 PMto4:30 PM
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PostedMarch 13, 2018