An annual writers’ workshop in a school library has provided an opportunity to have students celebrate writing talents.

Students Celebrate Writing TalentsWallace Intermediate School’s media specialist, Jackie Huster, hosts the annual event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English in the school library. 

During the four hour event attended by approximately 3 dozen students, teens sharpened their skills with four prompts. These included modern day texting, and old fashioned letter writing.

“When you write, you go through a process,” Huster said. “You have to think, you have to come up with ideas — the story is yours and yours alone.”

Getting in touch with their motivation was important. They posted their motivation on sticky notes over the hash tag #whyiwrite, and read each other’s entries from the whiteboard.

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