Cambridge Public Library Young Authors' Squad

Last month I had great fun as a guest presenter at the Cambridge Public Library, O'Neill Branch, meeting of the Cambridge Young Authors' Squad: "Young people ages 10 to 14 who love to write are welcome to share their ideas and writing. There will be time for share-outs/workshopping, as well as group or solo writing. Snacks are provided!" Librarian Clara Hendricks facilitates the group of active, eager, and prolific young writers and very enthusiastic book discussers (The Hunger Games is a current favorite). They've even made their own logo -- and buttons!

Here's our photo in the library's monthly events newsletter. It was definitely one of my "Highlights from May" (and May may be my favorite month! though June's catching up). Thanks again to Clara for inviting me and to Sarah Figge Hussain for making the connection.


Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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