8-Week After School Fiction Writing for Teens w/ Amber Royer
October 17, 2019 - December 5th, 2019
7PM - 9PM
NOW ENROLLING! | 6 SPOTS OPEN
This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 9-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career to a better understanding of how fiction is put together, and what opportunities they have to share it. During each class, the central focus will be the creation and subsequent discussion of student work. Student fiction will be workshopped in a supportive, respectful, and constructively critical environment with the goal of improving an individual's voice and vision for their piece via traditional elements of craft. As time allows, there will be lectures on craft and discussion of published work.
This is a hands-on class, and the student will be able to take away with them a series of completed flash fiction pieces or sections of a longer work. There will be weekly reading assignments in the short story collection.
Students are required to purchase a copy of 50 Great Short Stories, edited by Milton Crane as the foundational text for this course.
NOTE: While some general topics will be similar to the week-long Teen Summer Class intensive, we will look at them from different angles.
Amber Royer, Instructor
Class size limited to 10 writers
Meets Thursday 7 PM to 9 PM / October 17, 2019 to December 5, 2019
Class meets at The Drawing Board at 75 & Campbell: 1900 Jay Ell Dr / Richardson, TX / 75081
Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.
Instructor Amber Royer's debut Science Fiction novel, a telenovela-inspired space opera, Free Chocolate, is coming June 2018 from Angry Robot Books (named one of Barnes & Noble SFF Blog’s 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018 ). She holds a MLIS from The University of North Texas and a BA in English (with a certificate in creative writing) from Lamar University. She attended the Highlight's Foundation Chautauqua Workshop in 2010 on scholarship. She also teaches enrichment and continuing education creative writing classes for teens and adults at The University of Texas at Arlington. She is the group discussion leader for Saturday Night Write. She is also an active member of W.O.R.D . (Writer's Organizations 'Round Dallas). She spent five years as a youth librarian, where she organized teen writers' groups and teen writing contests, and also had the privilege of writing part of the original classroom-use materials for NaNoWriMo's Young Writer's Program. In addition to two cookbooks co-authored with her husband, Amber has published a number of articles on gardening, crafting and cooking for print and on-line publications. Follow her on Twitter @amber_royer, visit her Facebook author page Amber Royer Author, get her writing prompts and coffee pics at her amberroyerauthor Instagram account, or find her online at amberroyer.com