Germantown Teen Writers Club

The third year of the Germantown Teen Writers Club, sponsored by the Maryland Writers’ Association and hosted by the Montgomery County Public Library, began September 2016. Middle and high school teens are welcome to attend and seek support in their creative writing efforts. The meetings include writing prompts, occasional speakers and a variety of engaged lessons in writing prose or poetry. Primarily it is an opportunity for writers to get constructive feedback from peers and adults on their own writing — whether it is for fun, to submit to writing contests, or to be published.

Meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of each month, 7-8:30 p.m.

Upcoming Meetings:

Monday, Nov. 14:

Monday, Nov. 28: Teens are encouraged to bring in their own writing for critique.

Monday, Dec. 12: Mei Fong, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, will talk about writing narrative nonfiction. She recently published a book about China’s former one-child policy. For more information, see her website.

Monday, Jan. 9

Monday, Jan. 23

Monday, Feb. 13: Local author Nadia Hashimi will talk about writing, particularly realistic fiction. Hashimi, an Afghan American, is a pediatrician who has written several best-selling novels focusing on the lives and culture of her  and her husband’s ancestors in Afghanistan. For more information, see The Washington Post profile (November 2015), “How an emergency room pediatrician became a global best-selling author.” (Rescheduled from Nov. 14 meeting)

Monday, Feb. 27

Monday, Mar. 13

Monday, Mar. 27

Monday, April 10– NO MEETING (MCPS Spring break).

Monday, April 24

Monday, May 8

Monday, May 22

Monday, June 12

For more information, contact me at christina@bylyons.com.