Mooresville Public Library Teen Librarian Megan Mosher and author Katherine L.E. White have teamed up to offer a virtual, four-week series of short story writing workshops starting in September.
Kicking off on September 2 and running each Wednesday through September 23, the WebEx teen workshops will discuss how to create characters, world-building, and plots for short stories. During the sessions, White, who is also a former educator, will work with participants to write, edit, and submit their own short story. The stories will then be compiled into a book, which will be available for checkout in the Teen Services area of MPL.
White said she is looking forward to the workshop, as she believes the teens will feel a great deal of accomplishment at the end of the program.
“Participants might be surprised to learn that the sense of satisfaction at having written a story to completion is immense,” she said, adding that the teens will be able to call themselves published authors at the end of the four-week program, something they will not soon forget.
“Having a finished story in front of you, published in a book, is like nothing else in the whole world,” said White.
The WebEx sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday, and participants will need to register ahead of time by contacting Mosher by email at email@example.com or by phone at 704-664-2927 to receive an online meeting code.