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2018 Cape Cod Teen Writers Conference

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The second annual Cape Cod Teen Writers Conference is a MUST for the ultimate teen storyteller who wishes to take his or her craft to the next level!

Brought to you by the generosity of the Marstons Mills Public Library, LaTanzi, Spaulding, and Landreth LLP, Millie Snow Trust, The Kirkman Trust, and Titcomb’s Bookshop, this FREE three-day conference is for writers ages 13 to 19 and is limited to 40 students. Faculty includes Young Adult Urban Fantasy author K.R. Conway, Young Adult Paranormal author Kathryn Knight, and Young Adult Historic Fiction author Mick Carlon. Topics covered include opening lines, story pitches, plotting, writing in reverse, character development, voice, points of view, plot twists, writing tricks, dialog, action, motivation, villains, and world building.

Throughout the course of the three days, students will get to explore storytelling and their own writing styles in a creative, fun environment alongside other teens. By the end of the conference, students will be able to continue with their writing journeys, armed with the tricks of the trade and a rich group of fellow writers-turned-friends.

On the final day of the conference, students will assemble what they have learned and written onto displays. They will then have lunch with our visiting authors and then, after lunch, they will be joined by their parents, family, and friends to show off their own work and enjoy a Young Adult Author Panel. This year, our amazing panel features authors from all genres including Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, Sci Fi, and more!  Books will be available for purchase and signing after the panel (and, of course, pictures with the authors).

So . . . are you ready to rock your storytelling mind?

 

Check out last year’s YouTube video!