Youth Workshops

Badgerdog's Creative Writing Workshops allow young writers to create new work,
practice new techniques, strengthen writing skills, and build confidence.

Workshops are fun and designed to challenge each writer individually. Classes are offered
in schools,  during Spring Break and summer, and throughout the year
in various libraries and community spaces.

This year's Mayor's Book Club selection is The Library Book by Susan Orlean, a beautifully written testament to the importance of libraries as spaces of learning, access, resources, and inspiration. In keeping with this theme, we're inviting all of Austin to share their Library Love Stories with us! Selected stories will be featured in future Mayor's Book Club programs, or may air on KUT 90.5 later this fall.

While the Mayor's Book Club is mostly an adult program, we are inviting children and teens to share their Library Love Stories as well. Stories can be submitted by children or teens themselves, or can be submitted by an adult on behalf of a child.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR STORIES ABOUT HOW THE LIBRARY CHANGED YOU IN SOME WAY — BIG OR SMALL.
DID THE LIBRARY SET YOU ON A NEW PATH? HELP FIND AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY?
DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW ABOUT YOURSELF? 

We're also offering free Badgerdog Writing Workshops to help folks get started, shape their stories, or polish them up before sending them in. These workshops are geared for adults, but will touch on fundamentals accessible to young learners. Kids and teens are invited to attend these workshops with a parent.

Library Love Story Writing Workshops

Monday, May 20, 6-8pm
Cepeda Branch
RSVP

Saturday, June 1, 10am-12pm
Carver Branch
RSVP

Monday, July 8, 6-8pm
Old Quarry Branch
RSVP

Monday, May 20, 6-8pm
Cepeda Branch
RSVP

Saturday, June 1, 10am-12pm
Carver Branch
RSVP

Monday, July 8, 6-8pm
Old Quarry Branch
RSVP