The Youth Room to Write
Words can inspire people, change minds, and heal the soul.

Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield
(located on the ground floor of the Civic Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA)

We had so much fun creating our "tree" for the Festival of Trees. We made a Teepee Retreat for kids where they can read, write, and create. Thanks to members from our adult critique group in addition to our young writing members for helping!

Thanks also go to Jack Canavan for gifting us his Smith Corona typewriter, which was used at the Letters to Santa table, as well as to Tom Furrier, at Cambridge Typewriter, who helped get it spiffed up and ready to roll in time for the Festival. 

** Read the (type)Writing Teens blog entry.**


The focus will be on creative writing and expression through various formats and on many topics as participants suggest or show interest. Let us know what you like to write, read or learn about. Ask questions. Make suggestions. Email:
This program is one of the many programs available to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield. To become a member, please visit: program is sponsored by The Room to Write and the Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield.

A Bit About the InstructorColleen Getty holds a Master of Arts in English with a license to teach English Language Arts at the secondary level in Massachusetts. Her experience includes developing content for Holt PowerNotes for and 8th grade classroom literature text as well as online course content for, teaching ELA at the middle school level, tutoring at the high school level and completing her student teaching at East Boston High School. Prior to teaching, she worked as an admissions counselor at Framingham State University. Creative writing, in its many forms, has always been the most rewarding part of the curriculum to teach. She is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Massachusetts State Poetry Society.

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