Skidompha Library in Damariscotta will host writing workshops over the February school vacation as follows:
Junior Journalists Boot Camp — grades five and six:
Skidompha Library is thrilled to offer a free four-day boot camp to interested fifth- and sixth-graders over February vacation week. The workshop will run from Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Skidompha. Participants will work with Maia Zewert, of The Lincoln County News, to learn reporting basics in this hands-on workshop. Participants will brainstorm article ideas, learn interview techniques, and write their own news articles that will be published in The Lincoln County News.
Write On creative writing workshop – grades seven through 12:
Join Skidompha Library for the second annual Write On workshop Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Write On is a collaboration with The Telling Room, a nonprofit based in Portland that works to “empower youth through writing and share their voices with the world,” as it says at tellingroom.org. Attendees will explore a number of creative paths into the writing process, bring characters on quests, write mini fiction pieces and different styles of poems, and stretch the storytelling muscles while having a whole lot of fun. Sign up early to reserve a spot; email Kelsey Gibbs, email@example.com.
Advanced signup is required for both programs; call Skidompha Library at 563-5513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Skidompha Library has been supporting community since 1885 in downtown Damariscotta. The library is located at 184 Main St. For more information about upcoming events, programs, and services offered, go to skidompha.org.