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Lit Youngstown opens registration for Winter Writing Camp

“It’s a wonderful environment, the fun kind of writing, with teaching artists who are kind and encouraging,” said Karen Schubert, Lit Youngstown director.
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YOUNGSTOWN — Lit Youngstown will host the third annual Winter Writing Camp from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. 

The event is free with registration and open to the public. Seating is limited and fills quickly, according to a news release.

This year’s programming offers sessions for youths of all ages. Adult session topics include using descriptive language, writing a children’s book, being inspired by Maya Angelou, how to open a story or novel, using the senses in writing and writing haiku. The afternoon will end with an interactive storytelling performance by Jocelyn and Robert Dabney.

The 2020 Winter Writing Camp teaching artists are Mari Alschuler, Cherise Benton, Marion Boyer, Bridgid Cassin, Regis Coustillac, Nikki Ericksen, Carrie George, Josh Nauman, Katie Passerotti, Barbara Sabol, Liz Skeels, Stephanie Stearns and Robin Wesson.

The event is a chance to spend the day doing something interesting and creative, according to Lit Youngstown Director Karen Schubert. “We look forward to this all year,” she said. “It’s a wonderful environment, the fun kind of writing, with teaching artists who are kind and encouraging.”

Free registration includes childcare for children under 5 and lunch. Youths under 12 must have an adult present, and kindergarteners and first-graders must have an adult with them throughout the day.

To register, go to

Lit Youngstown is a nonprofit with programs for writers, readers and storytellers. For more information, email or visit