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From sports writing to screen writing, the 2011 Young Writers Conference at Western offered plenty of workshops for teens.

From July 24 through 29, students in grades 7 through 12 spent five days learning to write in their favorite genre. Workshops included:

• Writing the short story
• Introduction to writing poetry
• Advanced poetry writing
• Sports writing
• Human interest writing
• Screen writing
• Reading body language
• Public speaking
• Song writing
• Writing the college admissions essay
• College interview

The workshops were led by published writers and all students had an opportunity to see their work in print in the 2011 conference journal.

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A budding author finds his voice at the WCSU Young Writers Conference held on campus in late July.