Author Victoria Christopher Murray conducting the 2018 Young Writer's Workshop in Indianapolis.
Calling all aspiring young writers between the ages of 13-18 for a chance to participate in a writing workshop facilitated by noted author, Pamela Samuels Young. This workshop is designed to help young participants hone their writing skills and continue developing their writing voice in a supportive, creative environment for writers of all abilities and experience. The workshop will be held:
SATURDAY, June 1, 2019
12:00 - 2:00 pm
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
SUBMIT YOUR RESPONSE AS A WORD DOCUMENT, DOUBLE SPACED AND USING 12PT. FONT. INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS ON EACH PAGE SEND YOUR ESSAY TO LYNDA M. JOHNSON AT firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION - APRIL 15, 2019
Pamela Samuels Young has always abided by the philosophy that you create the change you want to see. While growing up in Compton, California, Pamela set giant-sized goals and used her talent, tenacity and positive outlook to accomplish them. She consequently achieved success in both the corporate arena and literary world simultaneously.
An author, attorney and motivational speaker, Pamela spent fifteen years as Managing Counsel for Toyota, specializing in labor and employment law. While still practicing law, Pamela began moonlighting as a mystery writer because of the absence of women and people of color depicted in the legal thrillers she read. She is now an award-winning author of a dozen books, including "Anybody's Daughter," which won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction. Her latest release, "Abuse of Discretion," takes a shocking look at the juvenile justice system in the context of a troubling teen sexting case. Both books have young adult editions.
Prior to her legal career, Pamela spent several years as a television news writer and associate producer at WXYZ-TV in Detroit and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from USC and earned graduate degrees in broadcasting from Northwestern University and UC Berkeley School of Law. Pamela is a frequent speaker on the topics of teen sexting, child sex trafficking, and self-empowerment. Visit her website at
YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Go On Girl! Book Club
If you have a story to tell and are interested in participating in this workshop, respond to the following in 500 words: "Imagine you had the opportunity to bring any person - past or present, real or fictional - to a place that is special to you (your hometown, your country, your favorite location, etc.) who would you bring and why? What would you share with this person?"
"Imagine you had the opportunity to bring any person - past or present, real or fictional - to a place that is special to you (your hometown, your country, your favorite location, etc.) who would you bring and why? What would you share with this person?"
WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED (VIA EMAIL)
BY MAY 10, 2019