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1. Who Says You Have to Pay to Play?

Last week, we compiled a list of M.F.A. programs geared specifically toward writing for children and young adults. Some of our wonderful readers added a few programs to the list in the comments of that post and gave personal feedback on their own experiences with M.F.A. programs. Today, we’re going to take a slight turn and talk about an educational writing resource that is FREE. Yes, you heard us right. FREE.

If you haven’t heard about the virtual summer writing camp author Kate Messner is offering, you will definitely want to stop by her blog. But first, a little bit about Kate from her website:
Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose books for kids have been New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. was the winner of the 2010 E.B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers. Kate also spent fifteen years teaching middle school and earned National Board Certification in 2006. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family and loves spending time outside, whether it’s kayaking in the summer or skating on the frozen lake when the temperatures drop. You can find Kate on Facebook and Twitter.

While Kate’s inviting teachers and librarians to participate, all writers are welcome to follow along. Each week follows a recurring weekly schedule:

·         Monday: Kate offers up a mini-lesson on something craft-related or on a topic that is challenging for writers. Think workshop topics. Week one’s lesson was about something we all struggle with- finding time to write.

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