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(grades 3-5)
Toll House
Frostburg Public Library

With Local Poet
Nina Forsythe

Nina Forsythe

Nina Forsythe, acting director of the FSU Center for Creative Writing, has an MFA from Bennington and has poems, translations, and reviews in a variety of magazines, including Nimrod, 5 AM, Chiron Review, Taproot, Puerto del Sol, Review Revue, and the recent anthology Knocking on the Door. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was awarded the 2010 Backbone Mountain Review Poetry Prize. She conducts creative writing workshops for students of various ages in western Maryland.

Middle School
(grades 6-8)
Frostburg Center for Creative Writing

With Recent FSU Graduate
Bethany Doyle


Bethany Doyle graduated from Frostburg State in May 2014 with a B.A. in English literature.  She currently serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Creative Writing.  When she's not working, Bethany enjoys reading and writing poetry, dressing her cat up in costumes, playing the piano, and dreaming up her next road-trip.

Elementary and Middle School Creative Writing Workshops


K-12 Writing WorkshopThe purpose of these workshops is to get students excited about writing; we would like to provide an atmosphere that cultivates curiosity and creativity. We aim to provide activities that stimulate the senses. Each workshop will combine craft lessons on poetry or fiction with writing exercises. The workshops are designed to provide young, beginning writers with the skills and tools they need to mature as writers while also providing them with a body of creative work at the end of the workshop.

Elementary After-School Workshop - Grades 3-5
October 14 - November 11, 2014
Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15 PM

Toll House, Frostburg Public Library, Main Street, Frostburg

Middle After-School Workshop
October 15 - November 12, 2014
Wednesdays, 3:45-5:15
Center for Creative Writing, 22 E. Main Street, Frostburg

A Creative Writing Workshop helps to:

  • Develop reading and writing skills
  • Cultivate creativity and curiosity
  • Develop critical and creative thinking skills
  • Improve cultural literacy

Sponsored by:

Creative Writing Center

Public Library

ACT Personnel Service Inc