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Lit Youngstown offers January workshops

The next Food for Thought discussion will be on Jan. 13.
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YOUNGSTOWN — Enrollment is open for three Lit Youngstown workshops on Zoom in January.

The first workshop, on Tuesday, is "Elements of Scene," taught by Meredith Doench. It will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Doench is the author of the Luce Hansen thriller series and is a senior lecturer of writing at the University of Dayton.

This workshop is for teens and adults, and no experience is necessary. To access the workshops,  click here.

A free Teen Writers workshop is set for Jan.11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop is facilitated by Carrie George of the Wick Poetry Center and  will be an informal gathering for writing and creative expression. All experience levels are welcome.

Teen Writers workshops meet the second Monday of each month.

A "Writing for Happiness" workshop taught by Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh is Jan. 23. The session is from 1 to 2 p.m. The course fee is $15, and the registration deadline is Jan. 18. The workshop is for teens and adults; no experience is necessary.

Kelly-Harbaugh is the author of "Here Be Dragons: A Parent’s Guide to Rediscovering Purpose, Adventure, and the Unfathomable Joy of the Journey." She lives in Shaker Heights.

Food for Thought book discussion 

Lit Youngstown's January Food for Thought selection is "The Thing Around Your Neck," a collection of short stories by Nigerian-born writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The discussion on Jan. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. is free and open to the public on Zoom.

Adichie's stories take place in Nigeria and the United States. Copies of this book are available at the Trumbull County Public Library and the Youngstown State University Barnes and Noble.

Other books to be discussed are "The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead (novel, Feb. 10), "We Need New Names" by NoViolet Bulawayo (novel, March 10), "Parable of the Sower" by Octavia Butler (graphic novel, April 9) and "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones (novel, May 12).