This summer I visited with teens in the public library in the town where I grew up. They’re putting together an online magazine, and I’ve been acting like a mentor. It’s been great fun. These kids are talented! You must go read their stories, poems, and reviews right now at Write Away!
I feel that I was lucky to grow up in a community and attend schools that supported writing and the arts. And I’m not the only one. Ellen Jensen Abbott, Thalia Chaltas, and Elizabeth Strout all graduated from the same high school I did.
Judging from what I’ve seen working with these teens, the next generation of writers from New Hampshire is on its way up!