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Teen Night: Stuck in the Middle (part 2) (ages 12–18)

Fri 20 January 2023 @ 19 h 00 - 21 h 00

Join other writers to explore ways to overcome writer's block.

You’ve made it to Chapter 7, and suddenly you’re lost. The thrill you felt as you churned out those opening pages is gone. Your characters are annoying you, your plot is putting you to sleep, and the only place the story’s going is nowhere—fast. You’re tempted to throw in the towel. If this sounds all too familiar, then this event is for you!

In this two-part workshop hosted by Noah Weisz, we’ll explore the common reasons why writing projects lose steam in the middle, and we’ll experiment with a variety of techniques to breathe new life into a sagging story. Come prepared with your work-in-progress and the challenges you’re facing, and get ready to roll up your sleeves. By the time the workshop’s over, you might just find yourself with a path to the finish line—and the energy and motivation you need to get there!

Find out about part 1 in the series (Friday 9 December) here.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Library.

About Noah Weisz: Noah Weisz is a fiction writer and dedicated educator with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and over nine years’ experience helping students of all ages unleash the stories they have inside. Noah’s own writing for children and young adults has been widely published in literary magazines and has won the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award, the Katherine Paterson Prize for middle-grade fiction, the SCBWI Magazine Merit Award, and the F(r)iction Short Story Contest. He is also a three-time finalist for the Bath Children’s Novel Award. Originally from Washington, DC and a recent arrival in Paris, he currently teaches creative writing workshops and courses at several venues including the International School of Paris and Collège Sévigné. You can find out more about him here.

Important information:

Advance registration is required to attend this event, and each teen must have a signed permission slip on file at the Library in order to participate. Participation in teen events is free for Library members and 15€ per person for non-members. Library visitors are expected to familiarize themselves with the Rules and Code of Conduct so that we can provide a pleasant library environment for all patrons.

Questions about collections and programs for children and teens can be sent to the Library’s Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager, Celeste Rhoads: celeste@americanlibraryinparis.org.


Fri 20 January 2023
19 h 00 min - 21 h 00 min
Event Category:
Teen Night: Stuck in the Middle (part 2) (ages 12–18)
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