JOHNSBURG- The Johnsburg Youth Committee announced Teens 101 this week, a series of educational opportunities being introduced with a creative writing class for area youth between the ages of 13-18.
The class will focus on four areas of writing and will feature local experts who will teach in their area of expertise. It will run throughout the month of March.
Michelle Maskalay, who spearheads social media efforts for a New Jersey- based public relations firm after serving as a news editor for FoxNews.com will teach students how to start, write and maintain a blog.
Joe Connelly, who has written fiction best sellers including, Bringing Out the Dead, will talk about writing novels, how to keep a journal, and some essentials on bringing creative writing to life.
Doug Gruse, who is features editor of The Post-Star and has worked for several newspapers and book publishers throughout his career will teach the teens how to write for newspapers and magazines.
Deb Morris, former TV & advertising writer and producer for WNYT, as well as her own video production company, will talk about writing copy for the media and websites.
The class will be held 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek and is open to teens from area school districts. To reserve a spot, which is limited to 16 students, call 251.4438 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.