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Frostburg Center for Literary Arts Announces New Middle School Writing Workshop

The Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts will offer a middle school writing workshop series on Mondays from Feb. 6 to March 6 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Literary Arts, 22 E. Main St. in Frostburg.

The workshops are free to students in grades 6 through 8.

Students will improve their writing abilities by exploring several different writing styles. The weekly workshops will focus on narrative, descriptive, expository and persuasive writing, connecting those lessons with creative writing each week. A cumulative writing session will employ multiple techniques and styles learned during each session.

Participants may attend as many or as few workshops as they like. Registration is encouraged due to space limitations, but it is not required.

Joshua Mallow, AmeriCorps youth academic engagement mentor for the Center for Literary Arts, will facilitate the workshops. Mallow is an FSU student pursuing a degree in elementary/middle education with a language arts specialization.

Mallow developed the program to align with Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards for Language Arts. The unique workshop will help enhance students’ writing skills while exploring a world of creative writing that can be overlooked during typical classroom instruction.

For more information or to register, call 301-687-4340.

This program is sponsored in part by AmeriCorps, the Maryland State and Allegany Arts Councils, Community Trust Foundation and FSU.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.


For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589