Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Would you like to see your work published alongside award-winning authors? This summer, you’ll get to work with three Pennsylvania authors who will offer creative prompts and a real-time look at their writing process via Zoom. Our self-published SummerZine will include poetry, short stories, and essays by Lancaster County teen participants and our guest authors, and it will be catalogued at all libraries in the county. Each participant will receive a FREE copy of this year’s Teen SummerZine!
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2022 Guest Authors:
June 7 and 21
Linda Oatman High is the author of more than twenty-five books for children and teens, with many of her books winning awards and honors. Linda’s writing awards include the 2017 Ross Legal Fiction writing contest from the American Bar Association, as well as the prestigious 2012 international short list of six for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Linda holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College, and she is also a journalist/ playwright/poet.
July 5 and 19
Alison Green Myers is an avid reader, poet, and writer. She has served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, curriculum writer, and school director. She is the Program Director for the Highlights Foundation, a National Writing Fellow, and an active member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. A Bird Will Soaris her first book for middle grade readers and is the recipient of the 2022 Schneider Family Book Award.
August 2 and 16
Alexandra Villasante has always loved telling stories—though not always with words. She has a BFA in Painting and an MA in Combined Media (that’s art school speak for making work out of anything). Born in New Jersey to immigrant parents, Alex has the privilegio of dreaming in both English and Spanish.
When she’s not writing or painting, Alexandra plans conferences and fundraisers for non-profits. She lives with her family in the semi-wilds of Pennsylvania. Her debut Young Adult novel, The Grief Keeper, was an Indies Next, Indies Introduce and Fall 2019 Junior Library Guild Selection. The Grief Keeper is on ALA’s Rainbow Book List 2020 and is the winner of the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children’s Literature/Young Adult Fiction.