I think I’ve mentioned this before, but it doesn’t hurt to say it a second time; I’m on the Board of Directors for a really amazing organization called The Writers’ Guild of Alberta. That’s right, I don’t just read books! I try to support writers too, because I’m not a writer myself, but I want to make sure the world is full of writers, because I need reading material dammit.
Anyway, one of our fabulous committees is dedicated to supporting and encouraging youth writing, and they are holding a young writers’ week from March 16-20. Yes, you’re correct, THAT MEANS IT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. And for the record, we define youths as aged 30 and under. So, for all those ‘just turned 30’s’ lamenting the fact that they are getting older, stop it, because you’re still a youth at the WGA!
One of the best parts of this focus on youth writing is the ‘ask an expert’ live discussion being hosted on facebook, on March 19 from noon to 4pm MST. There, writers will be answering your questions on demand online, and…you can technically be over 30 to join in, so anyone can participate. Doesn’t matter where you live, or how old you are, you are cordially invited to ask your writerly questions.
In the meantime, check out our blog posts on the topic of writing, and common challenges faced by youth writers. Welcome to our community!