Teen Writers Cafe

Teen Writers Cafe with Leah Velez

High School

Want to be a part of a group of teens who all love writing? Want to bask in the glory of each other’s words and worlds? This is the place for you!

Each week, we will dissect some fantastic writing, write our own story inspired by that author’s brilliance, and then share it with one another—providing friendly critique along the way to make our stories even stronger. Writers of all fiction genres welcome. The club is facilitated by published writer and Wordcrafter, Leah Velez.

While this program is intended for high school students, the mature 8th grade writer may apply. Email us to chat about it.

About the Instructor

About the Instructor:  Leah Velez is a writer, educator, and ballroom dance teacher from Chicago. Leah has an MFA is creative writing from University of Oregon, and has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Delay Fiction, and has a story forthcoming in an anthology with Soteira Press. Founder of Teach Write Now, she develops lesson plans for middle, high school, and adult teachers of creative writing using contemporary authors as mentor texts. She enjoys writing strange stories with physicalized metaphors and musical structures. When she’s not Wordcraft-ing, you can usually find her dancing.

Upcoming Sessions

Oct 22 – Dec 3 (no class Nov 26), 6:30-8:30 pm

Wordcrafters in Eugene Workshop
425 Lincoln St. | Eugene OR, 97401

All Six Weeks
$119 members | $139 nonmembers 

Drop-in $20 members | $25 nonmembers


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