Young Writers Workshop (Ages 10-16) at Salem Athenaeum
This workshop is FREE to students
through a generous grant from Massachusetts Cultural Council!
Spring is a time for explosive growth — both in nature and in our creative lives! In this six-week workshop, writers ages 10-16 are invited to explore writing and reading practices that can help our poetry and fiction blossom. Each week, we will explore a topic chosen by the group through reading and short and long form writing, with personalized feedback. Young writers of any genre are welcome and no experience is necessary. This program is free to students through a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Enrollment is open—students can join the workshop anytime.
Katie Naoum Rogers is a poet, educator, editor, and mother. She has taught public school in Salem and in New York City and is currently a curriculum specialist for a major education publisher. Her poetry for adults has been published in B.E. Quarterly, Birdsong, and The L Magazine. Her poetry for children has been published in Abe’s Peanut in collaboration with the artist Julia Norton. Her chapbook I Wouldn’t Have Thought of It This Morning was selected as the 2010 New School Chapbook Award Series winner by poet Matthew Rohrer. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in inclusivity and antiracist teaching practices with a focus on care and community-building.