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YWW Portland: Lisa Schroeder on Crafting Companion Stories

May 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re excited to have middle-grade and young adult author Lisa Schroeder join us for our Young Willamette Writers meeting on May 1. Lisa will talk about the ins and outs of writing companion novels, how they differ from sequels and share tips she’s learned over the years in writing companion novels when there were more stories to tell after the first book. She calls this “When Your Supporting Characters Want Their Own Stories.” There will be a writing exercise and plenty of time for questions and answers.

Once upon a time, Lisa wanted to join Encyclopedia Brown on his fun adventures. Since that didn’t work out, she decided to be an author instead. Lisa’s written over a twenty books for kids and teens including the popular verse novels for teens I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME and CHASING BROOKLYN. She’s also the author of the middle grade novels IT’S RAINING CUPCAKES, MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS, the CHARMED LIFE series and the upcoming SEE YOU ON A STARRY NIGHT. Her books have been translated into foreign languages and have been selected for state reading lists.

IMPORTANT! This month only, we will be meeting at the TaborSpace at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215 in the Library Room. Our meetings are always free and open to any student age 13-18. No need to register in advance – just show up and have a parent sign you in at the door. We meet the first Tuesday of the month (September to June) from 7-8 pm. See you there!


May 1, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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TaborSpace, Portland
5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, 97215
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Teresa Klepinger

Teresa Klepinger is the Portland Young Willamette Writers Program Leader. This is a group of young people, ages 13-18, who are passionate about writing and want to learn from authors about developing their craft. Teresa loves working with kids. She is the “Storylady” at the Sherwood Library and conducts creative writing workshops for students. Contact her. 

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