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Writing and reading clubs for teens at Coquitlam library

Teens who enjoy creative writing can indulge their craft with a new club at Coquitlam Public Library.

Run by members of the library’s Teen Advisory Council, the Teen Writing Club gathers regularly to discuss, share and peer edit short stories, poems and longer works of fiction.

The club welcomes enthusiastic writers in Grades 8 through 12. All the writing that members submit to the club for discussion must be original and unrelated to any school projects or assignments. The club will not edit essays or stories meant for class. Members hope to publish some of their works at the end of the school year.

The next meeting of the Teen Writing Club will be on Monday, Feb. 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the program room at the City Centre branch, 3001 Burlington Dr. Snacks will be provided.

Beginning in February, meetings will be held every other week. To learn more about the club or for a full meeting schedule, email Courtenay at cpltwriting@hotmail.com.

Also for local youths:

A group of teens is launching a book club for high school students at Coquitlam Public Library.

Run by members of the library’s Teen Advisory Council, the Teen Book Club welcomes any teenagers in Grades 9 to 12 who would be interested in reading popular or literary fiction. The club will choose titles from the library’s list of adult book club sets. Meetings will be once a month.

The Teen Book Club’s first meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the program room at the City Centre branch. Members will discuss The Alchemist, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho’s mystical and philosophical masterwork. Snacks will be provided.

The club can supply copies of The Alchemist to teen readers who are interested in joining. Anyone who wants to be part of the group should email Sandy at teenbookclub@live.ca.

 

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