Young Writers Summer Simmer 2024

August 12, 2024 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Salem Athenaeum
337 Essex St.
MA 01970
$120 for the week Scholarships available

Young Writers Summer Simmer (Ages 10-16)

WHEN: August 12-16 9:30-11:30am
WHERE: Salem Athenaeum
COST: $120 for the week
Scholarships available

Is your creative writing energy boiling over? Or has it become stale and boring? In this one week intensive workshop, writers ages 10-16 are invited to explore writing and reading practices that can help our poetry and fiction take shape. We will read together, write together, investigate our own identities and the world around us over five mornings in mid August. Young writers of any genre are welcome and no experience is necessary. However, a willingness to experiment and connect with other writers is essential!

Pay-what-you-can scholarships are available. Please email for details.

This workshop is limited to 12 students, so please register soon!

Katie Naoum Rogers is a poet, educator, writer, editor, and mother. She has taught public school in Salem and in New York City. Her poetry for adults has been published in B.E. Quarterly, Birdsong, and The L Magazine. Her poetry for children has been published in Abe’s Peanut in collaboration with the artist Julia Norton. She was a 2016 Bethune Teaching Fellow with the New York Urban League. Her chapbook I Wouldn’t Have Thought of It This Morning was selected as the 2010 New School Chapbook Award Series winner by poet Matthew Rohrer. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in inclusivity and antiracist teaching practices.