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Eagle Public Library hosts teen writing workshop with Heather Sappenfield

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Local award-winning author Heather Sappenfield will reveal how authors create the story elements you love, and then show you how to write them, at the Eagle Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m.
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What: Author event and writing workshop with Heather Sappenfield.

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.

Where: Eagle Public Library, 600 Broadway St., Eagle.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call 970-328-8800.

EAGLE — Teens, is there a type of story you crave? When you finish reading one, do you search for another like it? Or is there a type of story you wish someone had written? Local award-winning author Heather Sappenfield will reveal how authors create story elements you love, and then show you how to write them, at the Eagle Public Library today at 6 p.m.

Fresh off a book tour, former Battle Mountain High School teacher Sappenfield will read from her latest novel, “Life at the Speed of Us,” and lead a brief discussion with teens about the “ins, outs, ups and downs of being a young adult in today’s world — and how this relates to young-adult literature.”

Afterwards, Eagle Valley teens will have the opportunity to develop and explore their voices and improve their creative-writing skills during this pressure-free author event and workshop. Teens are encouraged to come as they are, and no previous writing experience is needed. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

Sappenfield’s fiction has won the Danahy Fiction Prize and the Arthur Edelstein Prize. It has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in writing from Pacific University, and her debut novel, “The View From Who I Was,” was nominated for the Boston Globe Horn Book Award.


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