Free Writing Classes for Teens and Writing Contest!

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November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Queens Library at Ridgewood
20-12 Madison St
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Newtown Literary Alliance
Free Writing Classes for Teens and Writing Contest! @ Queens Library at Ridgewood | New York | United States

Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: Free creative writing classes and writing contest for kids!

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting writing and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library and City Council Members Daniel Dromm and Elizabeth Crowley, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens.

The next class is Saturday, November 18th at 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m. at Queens Library at Ridgewood located at 20-12 Madison St.

“Inventing New Wor(l)ds!”

Many words we have today were created through stringing older words together, word associations and playing with sound and images. In this class, we will do the same, experimenting with words and meanings to create new words and using those words to write new pieces!

Sherese Francis is a writer, blogger and literary curator published in African Voices, Newtown Literary and Bone Bouquet, and is a 2017 Queens Council on the Arts grant recipient.

One student in each class will be randomly selected to receive a free hardcover notebook to keep all their writing in!

For more information, visit

Newtown Literary is also running its biennial writing contest for Queens kids in grades 3 through 12. The winners are published in Queens’s literary journal, Newtown Literary, and have the opportunity to read their work at the awards ceremony in June. The deadline to submit poetry or fiction is March 29, 2018. For more information, rules, and to submit, visit

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