2014 Pickford Community Library's Young Writers Workshop Anthology of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, and Essays

      Pickford Community Library Young Writers Workshop
2014 Pickford Community Library's Young Writers Workshop Anthology of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, and Essays

This anthology is comprised of works by talented student writers, grades six through college, who attend the Pickford Community Library's Young Writers Workshop in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula. The sessions are taught by two of the JLB Creatives Publishing team: author and CEO Janet Beasley of Florida, and Dar Bagby of Michigan, illustrator and Senior Editor. The classes are taught via SkypeThe Pickford Community Library, which is centrally located in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula, is home to a Young Writers Workshop where students from the area learn the techniques and practices of becoming published authors. They have combined some of their stories in an anthology that includes short stories, essays, and flash fiction. This is the second year the group has published their works on Smashwords. It is published pro bono by JLB Creatives Publishing of Mt. Dora, Florida, home of one of the co-instructors of the group. The other co-instructor is from Michigan's Eastern U.P.. and together they teach their sessions via Skype. The students range in age from grade six to college, and there are sessions geared to both newbies and returning authors. The returning authors are encouraged to write and publish an individual novella. Please also check out this year's novella called Protective Measures by Jessica Arman, the author of one of last year's short stories.
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    2016 Pickford Community Library's Young Writers Workshop Anthology of Short Stories and Poetry

      Pickford Community Library Young Writers Workshop
2016 Pickford Community Library's Young Writers Workshop Anthology of Short Stories and Poetry

Young writers in middle school through high school from Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula have contributed short stories and poetry to the most recent Pickford Community Library's Young Writers Workshop Anthology. Genres include sports fiction, paranormal, fantasy, and young adult romance.Young writers in middle school through high school from Michigan's EUP (Eastern Upper Peninsula) have contributed short stories and poetry to the most recent Pickford Community Library's Young Writers Workshop Anthology. They have attended biweekly writing lessons at the library from October 2015 through May 2016, the culmination of which is publication of their creative talents in this year's anthology. The Young Writers Workshop, now having completed its fourth year, is a result of a teen's request in 2012 for a writing program at the local community library. Two members of JLB Creatives Publishing, both authors themselves, one from Brimley, Michigan, and one from Astatula, Florida, agreed to form the group and enlighten the aspiring writers by using electronic conferencing to teach the sessions. The EUP writing enthusiasts learn everything from concept to publication and beyond; they go from basic sentence structure to the ins and outs of becoming published authors, including such topics as interpreting publishing contracts, creating book trailers, and handling rejection slips from publishers. Please take a look at what can be accomplished by young people who have a strong desire to share the stories in their heads with readers like you.
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    2012-2013 Pickford Young Writers Anthology of Short Stories and Poetry

      Pickford Community Library Young Writers Workshop
2012-2013 Pickford Young Writers Anthology of Short Stories and Poetry

Anthology of original short stories and poetry by six high school students (grades 9-12) in Pickford, Michigan.This anthology of original fictional short stories and poetry is authored by six greatly talented students (grades 9-12) at Pickford High School in Michigan's upper peninsula. The genres include sci-fi, fantasy, romance, personal-based fiction, poetry, and action/adventure. All of the writers attended a series of workshops at Pickford Community Library to learn about writing from creation to publishing. Author Janet Beasley (Maycly the Trilogy Volume I from the "Hidden Earth Series") and her sister, Dar Bagby, editor and fantasy illustrator, taught the bi-weekly workshops, along with interactive sessions by author Jean E. Lane ("Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars"). Included in the anthology is a special section of letters and poetry dedicated to the victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT in December 2012. The young writers include Amy Lehigh ("Sage" with illustrations by the author), Bailey West ("One Word"), Chelsea Ross (letter), Dar Bagby (poetry), Janet Beasley (poetry), Jessica Arman ("Terror Bond" and letter), Katie Arman ("Project Alpha" and poetry), and Taylor Green ("Damaged Goods" and letter).
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    2015 Pickford Community Library's Young Writers Workshop Anthology of Short Stories, Micro- and Flash-Fiction, and Poetry

      Pickford Community Library Young Writers Workshop
2015 Pickford Community Library's Young Writers Workshop Anthology of Short Stories, Micro- and Flash-Fiction, and Poetry

These stories and poems, written by extremely talented 6th through 11th graders, will delight you with their imaginative content and expert presentation. You'll find vampires, wolves, lovers, and more who will take you from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other. You will marvel at the way only a few words can express such an expanse of creativity.These stories and poems, written by extremely talented 6th through 11th graders, will delight you with their imaginative content and expert presentation. You'll find vampires, wolves, lovers, and more who will take you from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other. You will marvel at the way only a few words can express such an expanse of creativity by young writers who are on their way to becoming well-known authors. Find out for yourself by reading the offerings in our 2015 anthology.
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