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Writing Circle for Teens


Every other Tuesday (April 8 & 22) | 6-8PM | FREE!

Young writers is a free bi-weekly gathering of teen teen poets, fiction writers, essayists and more. At each meeting you'll join other young writers and an adult mentor to share writing prompts, set goals for yourself, learn new craft techniques, and get feedback on your pieces in a community workshop setting. We write, we read, we listen! All experience levels are welcome, but you must have a passion for words and a serious desire to grow as writer. Space is limited, so sign up using the link on the left to get involved.

Transportation assistance such as bus cards and gas reimbursement are available upon request.

Young Writers now has a blog! Visit us at http://iayoungwriters.tumblr.com/ where we will be posting updates, info on field trips and events, new work by Young Writers participants, and more!


WAHIDA OMAR, Community Technology Empowerment Project AmeriCorps member, was born in her father’s hometown of Mogadishu, Somalia and spent her childhood in the Boston area, where her Armenian-American mother grew up. Wahida grew up in Arizona where she received a BA in Creative Writing & Anthropology from the University of Arizona. While studying at UA she completed a year-long academic/volunteer internship with BARA’s Tucson Refugee Project. Living in Minneapolis since 2009, Wahida was a 2009-2010 mentor with the Loft Literary Center’s inkTank Program for Teen Writers. She recently graduated from the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Minnesota, where she taught undergraduate-level classes in creative writing and literature. She writes fiction and more.