ACC Writers Studio Presents: Lit for Teens and Tween: A Writer’s Workshop

ACC Writers Studio Presents: Lit for Teens and Tween: A Writer’s Workshop

ACC Writers Studio invites you to its Thursday Evening Writers’ Fare, featuring light dinner, readings and workshops with authors who “Teach and Do.”

Join bestselling young adult author David-Matthew Barnes and Jeannie Mobley, winner of the 2013 Colorado Book Award in Juvenile fiction, for Lit for Teens and Tweens: a Writers Workshop  to learn some of the twists and turns in young adult and middle grade fiction that tweak the hearts of teens and tweens. 

Lit for Teens and Tweens: A Writer’s Workshop
Day and Time: Thursday, February 13, from 5:30p.m.-8:00p.m.
Location: Arapahoe Community College, 3rd floor Room 3750
Cost: $25 for dinner, workshop, reading, dessert, and QA. ACC Registered Student reduced rate: $15
(A portion of the workshop fee will go to the Writers Studio Scholarship Fund for creative writing students at ACC.)
RSVP required: see below for information. Be sure to designate workshop.

Workshops (Choose One):

Professional Eavesdropping and Other Ways to Create Dynamic Dialogue
DM Barnes
In this interactive workshop, discuss and learn innovative and unique ways to develop authentic, believable dialogue through practical writing exercises that can be applied to all forms and genres. Instructor: David-Matthew Barnes



The Magic of Motivation: Taking your story to the next level

Jeannie MobleyThere are so many things a writer has to keep track of in order to make a story great--character, plot, scene, description. Wouldn't it be great if there was way to make sure it was all working together? Well there is! Jeannie Mobley will explore the key of motivation and how focusing on motivation can pull the pieces of a story together and make them more than the sum of their parts! For this workshop, come prepared to think through character, plot, and setting for a story on which you are currently working or conceptualizing. Instructor: Jeannie Mobley



Wonderland cover photoSwimming to chicago cover photoDavid-Matthew Barnes is the bestselling author of ten novels, including the young adult novels Swimming to Chicago and Wonderland, which were nominated by the American Library Association for their annual Rainbow Books, a list of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content for children and teens. He has written over forty stage plays that have been performed in three languages in eight countries. He is the writer and director of the feature film Frozen Stars (starring Lana Parrilla of ABC's Once Upon a Time) and the dramatic short film Threnody. His literary work has been featured in over one hundred publications including The Best Stage Scenes, The Best Men's Stage Monologues, The Best Women's Stage Monologues, The Comstock Review, and The Southeast Review. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He teaches college courses in writing, literature, and the arts.

jeannie Mobley book covers
Jeannie Mobley writes both historical and contemporary middle grade fiction. Her debut novel, Katerina’s Wish (Aug 2012, Margaret K. McElderry Books (S&S)), won the 2013 Colorado Book Award in Juvenile Fiction. It has also been honored as a Best Book of 2012 by BookBrowse Magazine, and was selected by the Library of Congress Center for the Book to represent Colorado at the 2013 National Book Festival. Her second novel, Searching for Silverheels will be published in fall 2014.  When not writing or reading fiction, Jeannie is a mother, wife, lover of critters, and an anthropology professor at Front Range Community College, where she teaches a variety of classes on cultures past and present.

RSVP by February 11th midnight.  Must receive your check made out to ACC Writers Studio before the 13th to receive dinner and dessert. 
Mail to:
Dr. Kathryn Winograd
Arapahoe Community College
Writers Studio
Campus Box 27
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
PO Box 9002
Littleton, CO 80160-9002