Monday, 17 March 2014

A Course for YA Writers: "Lockdown: Growing Up in a Violent Culture"

I came across this learning opportunity for YA authors. Posting it here in case anyone is interested: 

*Permission to forward granted and appreciated*

Journey into the dark and gritty world of teen violence, peer pressure, and other hazards in this course designed for both beginners and experienced writers.

Lockdown: Growing Up in a Violent Culture
Instructor: Peter Andrews
Dates: April 14-25, 2014
Cost: $10 for YARWA members ($20 for non-members)


About the Course: Teens face unimaginable threats from gangs, shooters, and bullies. Schools add screening, surveillance, and tough rules in response. How do you grow up when you’re caught between fear and zero tolerance?

Lessons will cover:

Bullies, Gangs, and shootings - Why Columbine still haunts our children

Security - The yin and yang of managing violence

Fun and Games - Parties, dating, peers, and pecking order

Deadly Streets - Families, friends, the neighborhood, and society

Villains and Heroes - Passion and personal responsibility

Provocative questions - Hazardous choices and hopes

About the Instructor: Peter Andrews is a full-time, independent writer of speeches, articles, and blogs. He has dozens of short stories and hundreds of nonfiction articles in print. He has worked professionally in PR, and as a Web producer, speechwriter, and radio producer. He is the author of the popular How To Write Fast Blog,


For any questions, please contact Lea Nolan, YARWA VP of Programs at vp-programs (at)YARWA (dot) com or Aileen Fish, YARWA Workshop Coordinator at aileen (at) aileenfish (dot) com

Interested in joining YARWA? Click here to learn more:

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