Shrewsbury – Saturday, March 2, 2013, the 23rd Annual Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers” Conference will be held at St. John's High School in Shrewsbury. The conference is open to all students in grades 7 – 12.
The conference is a one-day event during which students attend workshops and readings, and spend time writing in a supportive environment. Students attend several small and large group sessions, choosing from poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and playwriting.
Students will hear from keynote speaker and local author Matthew Quick, who wrote The Silver Linings Playbook, which was recently adapted into film; Boy 21; and Sorta Like a Rock Star. The keynote address will begin at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Students must register online no later than Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.