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Potomac Teen Writers' Group - Virtual

with author Neal P. Gillen

Join up with published teen writers and share your ideas and prose while you learn from your peers that you, too, can improve your writing and be published.

NEW: You will need to be signed into Zoom to attend this program via the web.

To sign in, you must first create a free account:

Once you are signed in on Zoom, return to this page and click on the link below to join the program.


Registration Required. You will be sent the Zoom link in advance of the program. 

You will learn the essential mechanics of the craft of writing in how to tell a story beginning with your story plot, how to develop characters and their dialogue, adding the essential tension to your story, and pacing the story to maintain the attention of your readers while describing a suitable setting for your story.

At every meeting, your efforts will be supported by your peers through their critiques of your story and their suggestions that will improve your story. You will also develop meaningful friendships in the process.

Your instructor will be Potomac author, Neal P. Gillen, who has led the Potomac Library Club for six years, the club members have had some 100 stories published.

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By joining this Virtual MCPL program, you agree to abide by our rules of conduct. Library staff has the authority to remove you from this program if we deem your behavior to be inappropriate, to ensure the safety of staff and customers.

Learn about MCPL's Zoom Security Settings

Accommodation Requests

Please place your request for English-language captioning or sign language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program you plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.

GEN 1.1 01/06/2022

AGE GROUP: | Teens |

EVENT TYPE: | Writers Group |

TAGS: | Virtual Program |

Virtual Branch

Branch manager
Maddie Hines


Upcoming Events

Sun, Jun 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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