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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 Literary Arts, 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 Literary Arts

With Recent FSU Graduate
Aja Hope


High School
(Grades 9-12)
Frostburg Center for Literary Arts


With Current FSU Student
Connor Spaulding


Elementary, Middle, and High 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 20 - November 17, 2014
Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15 PM

Toll House, Frostburg Public Library, Main Street, Frostburg

Middle After-School Workshop
October 20 - November 17, 2014
Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15
Center for Literary Arts, 22 E. Main Street, Frostburg

High School After-School Mini-Workshops - Grades 9-12
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Frostbug Center for Literary Arts, 22 E. Main Street, Frostburg


Session 1: Poetry in Music and Lyrical Analysis

  • September 16, September 23, October 30

Session 2: The Inspiration Behind Inspiration and How to Find Yours

  • October 7, October 14

Session 3: From Campfire Stories to Paranormal Activity: How to Make a Scary Story Scary

  • October 21, October 28, and November 4

Session 4: Making Fantasy Fantastic

  • November 11, November 18, November 25

Session 5: The Other Final Frontier: SciFi

  • December 9, December 16

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:

Center for Literary Arts

Public Library

ACT Personnel Service Inc