Library to offer creative writing for teenagers


Librarian Christy Smith will conduct a series of three creative writing workshops for teens at the Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St., from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, March 12, 26 and April 9. Students can attend any one or all three of the workshops.

While participants may bring their own supplies if they would like to use them, Smith said she will have everything they need on hand, including laptop computers, paper and pencils.

"I do plan on having a different focus at each workshop," she said, "but I haven't set anything in stone because I'd like to get feedback from teens in attendance as to what they want to work on in follow-up sessions.

"We will have a variety of activities to explore dialogue, description, action, character, etc.; and students will have plenty of opportunity to free-write at each session as well."

Smith said, "The goal of the workshops is to allow teens to connect with other young writers, express their creativity and write in a fun, relaxed environment."

No registration is required, and all of the workshops are free.

For more information, call the Sumter County Library at (803) 773-7273.