Emerging Authors Workshop

Winter 2017 Schedule

Inspiration and Instruction

The Emerging Authors Workshop is an intensive creative writing program that integrates instruction and inspiration. Whether you’re looking ahead to college essays, want to improve skills, or simply love writing, this class is for you! Each class has two instructors, who are trained educators as well as published authors themselves. Small class size allows for individualized attention, critiques and instruction. Classes also include visits from popular, young adult authors, both virtual or “in person,” designed to inspire and motivate.

The Emerging Authors Workshop infuses students with a passion for the art of writing. 

location: Boston area, MA
Saturday January 14: High Schoolers
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $375
Register before January 9, and receive $50 off

Sunday January 15
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Middle Schoolers
Cost: $300
Register before January 9, and receive $50 off 

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Visiting authors:

Heather Demetrios is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. She also has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her other novels include the Exquisite Captive series, I’ll Meet You There and the multiplatform serial novel, The Lexie Project. Her newest novel, Bad Romance, hits the shelves June 2017.

Heather will be spending time with students on January 14.  She will run a lesson and provide feedback on students’ writing. Each student is guaranteed individual time with Heather. This is an amazing opportunity! 


MarcyKate Connolly is the New York Times bestselling author of Monstrous from HarperCollins Children's Books. Monstrous was a Spring 2015 Junior Library Guild Selection in addition to a finalist for the 2015 New England Book Awards. Ravenous, a companion novel to Monstrous was published in 2016, and MarcyKate's next novel, Shadow Weaver, hits the shelves in 2018.

MarcyKate will be spending time with students on January 15. She will run a lesson, lead an exercise, and do a Q&A with our middle school students. This is an amazing opportunity!


About our Instructors:

Shari Becker is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of two picture books and one young adult novel. Novelist and teacher, Shari has written for Nickelodeon and Disney-owned companies. She has taught at professional writing retreats and runs writing workshops at public and independent elementary and middle schools in addition to working with students one-on-one.

Louisa Jaggar is the cofounder of Education in Action and has worked with students for over 30 years. Her skills include one-on-one tutoring and college essay writing. Louisa is an award-winning writer and educator who oversaw fifteen national science curriculum guides for the Smithsonian, PBS, Chicago’s Field Museum, the United States Navy, and more. Louisa has written for the Washington Post and Real Simple magazine and given numerous radio and TV interviews. She is the creator and coauthor of the national best seller, The Smithsonian’s Saving Stuff (Fireside 2005).

In Partnership with:

Education in Action is a boutique, academic company that provides support to students of all ages. Our philosophy is that each child is an individual with unique talents and needs. We help students reach their academic potential across a wide spectrum of subjects by focusing on students' strengths, and addressing their unique learning styles, all the while preserving and building their self confidence. Education in Action creates individual tutoring supports with a wide range of specialists as well as enrichment classes and programs, after-school, on weekends, and in summer months. 

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