Teens brush up on writing skills

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Teenagers Annette Gaudet (14), Norah Ridley (15), Trinity Fusick (13), and Jordyn Pillar (14), from left, are seen with the books they checked out following a weeklong writing workshop at the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library. 

A reader since she was a youngster, writing always seemed like the next step for 15-year-old Norah Ridley.

 

On Friday Ridley and four fellow teens capped off a weeklong writing workshop at the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library -- a week spent with like-minded book-loving individuals, she summarized.

“It’s nice to be crazy about books and not get weird looks,” she said with a laugh.

Isn’t it annoying when movies based on books cut out important parts of the book, Jordyn Pillar, 14, asked.

“Yes!” fellow writing workshop participants said, chiming in with various examples of the maligned practice.  

What about when characters in books “go for” the wrong person, Pillar added.

It’s nice to be crazy about books and not get weird looks. Norah Ridley

That’s enough for me to drop the book I’m reading, Trinity Fusick, 13, responded.

The weeklong Sage Hill Writing workshop helped the teens brush up on writing skills during their summer off of school.

Only minutes after the workshop ended on Friday, all of this year’s participants had already checked out library books to help get them started on their summer.

The library hosts the Sage Hill Writing workshop with various writers as instructors every summer at about this time of year.

Organizations: John M. Cuelenaere Public Library

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