Friday, September 29


Burn the Bully with Jay Asher

TIME: 6:00 - 6:30 pm

LOCATION: Cuesta College TBD


Exclusive Teen Session - "Great Depression Haiku"

The Teens will create poems based on Dorothea Lange photographs. Haiku is such great discipline for writers (so is writing headlines) but the rules are so clear that it's not that daunting for them. The teens will see a series of images and pick three to write about. The best poems were about human interactions.

They will be mentored by Mr. Jim Gregory, a local retired historian and author.  Jim Gregory’s specialty is local history, especially the history of southern San Luis Obispo County.

TIME: 6:30 - 9:30 pm

LOCATION: Cuesta College Room 7120


Saturday, September 30

On Saturday, teens will attend any of the 40 workshops. Teens and their mentors will gather at lunch to answer questions and make sure everyone is getting what they need from the program.

TIMES:  9:00am – 5:00 pm  Choose from 40 professional writing workshops.  (Includes a lunch with an author)

LOCATION: Cuesta College Campus (rooms vary)