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Ignite your writer by sending him or her to A License to Quill, a creative writing conference offered through the Center for Excellence at Hutchison. Sessions are open to both boys and girls in grades 5 to 8. The conference takes place January 31st and February 1st at Hutchison School (1740 Ridgeway Road) from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday.
Workshop sessions will give students a chance to sharpen their skills by focusing on poetry, fiction, journaling, and nonfiction. Students will also hear from two guest speakers and Hutchison alumna: Author and literary agent Anna Olswanger, who has written novels for teens, and visual journal author Caroline Coolidge Brown.
They’ll be discussing publishing, writing for online outlets, and more. Youth submit work to the conferences blog. • Cost: $50. Reservations required. Call 507-2460 for details.