Library Hosts Writing Workshop for Teens


Teens can get a hand creating their first long-form creative writing efforts during National Novel Writing Month at a creative writing workshop just for teens at the Alameda Library. The workshop will help young writers learn how to get started with writing, tips for combatting writer’s block, and how to edit and polish manuscripts. 

Facilitators will provide writing tips and challenging writing prompts. Teens will have the opportunity to share work and are invited to bring previously written pieces or drafts.
Teens 13 to 18 are invited to this event on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The library will provide paper and pencils but attendees can bring a laptop or tablet if they prefer to write digitally. Snacks will also be provided.

November is National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo). In November participants work toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. While November is almost over, the writing skills and principles apply all year. Learn more at

The workshop will be held in the Regina K. Stafford Room at the Main Library at 1550 Oak St. RSVP to Teen Librarian Hallie Fields at