2017 Workshops for Writers

TTBF is not just about getting to hear from favorite authors and snagging a few great autographs. (Although, we admit, that’s pretty great.)

We’re also about encouraging our future authors…YOU!

This year we will once again be offering free writing workshops for attendees who register in advance. We’re welcoming back Barrio Writers and Badgerdog for three outstanding workshop opportunities!

Claim your spot today! Space is limited and time is growing short!

These workshops are open to teens age 13 to 18 years old.

 

Barrio Writers
Workshop
Description and Registration:

Time: 11:15 AM to  12:05 PM
Date: Saturday, October 7 during TTBF
Location: St. Edward’s Univ. Munday Library Classroom 141

Teens (13 to 18) will unite for a 1-hour workshop to read festival authors, reflect, and write under the guidance of professional writers from BarrioWriters. Participants will also receive an opportunity for publication on the BW blog page.  Plus—the BW workshop will end with a TTBF book raffle!

BarrioWriters Workshop Registration

Badgerdog Workshop
Description and Registration

Poetry Workshop

Poetry Workshop RSVP

The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation’s Badgerdog Creative Writing Program will host a one-hour poetry workshop for teens, led by Teaching Artist Tracey Lander-Garrett. Teens will encounter a new poetic work and investigate how a writer’s choices influence the reader’s experience of a poem. We’ll then venture into our own poetic creation, drafting new, inventive lines to create a powerful effect on the page. Open to ages 13-18.

Poetry Workshop Time:  11:15 – 12:05 with Tracey Lander-Garrett
Date: Saturday, October 7 during TTBF
Location: Fleck Hall, Room 314

Teens from 13 to 18 years old are invited to join writers Carrie Fountain and Sasha West for their poetry writing workshops at TTBF.

Fiction Workshop

Fiction Workshop RSVP 

The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation’s Badgerdog Creative Writing Program will host a one-hour fiction workshop for teens, led by Teaching Artist Amanda Scott. Teens will encounter a new work of short fiction, and investigate how a writer’s choices influence the reader’s experience of a story. We’ll then venture into our own creative work of fiction, imagining complex characters and surprising situations to challenge them. Open to ages 13-18.

Fiction Workshop Time: 3:30 – 4:20 with Amanda Scott
Date: Saturday, October 7 during TTBF
Location: Fleck Hall, Room 314