Saturday, February 12, 2011
Dancing With The Pen: a collection of today’s best youth writing!
M E D I A R E L E A S E
Contact: Dallas Woodburn
Write On! Books and Write On! For Literacy
Phone: (805) 889-5570
Dancing With The Pen:
a collection of today’s best youth writing
• Dancing With The Pen, the debut anthology from Write On! Books youth publishing company, features stories, poems, and essays by more than sixty young writers in middle school and high school from across the United States and even abroad: Singapore, Canada, New Zealand.
• Write On! Books has a twofold goal: give young writers an outlet for expression, while also publishing exciting, creative stories that get kids excited about reading.
• Founder and editor Dallas Woodburn says, “Dancing with the Pen is a book for young writers, young readers, and the young at heart. Even if you are not normally a big reader, this book is still for you. Maybe you'll recognize yourself in these pages. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to pick up a pen, step out on the dance floor, and go for a whirl yourself!”
• Dancing With The Pen features the work of more than sixty young writers from across the U.S. and abroad.
• Dallas Woodburn, anthology editor, is the author of two award-winning collections of short stories. She has written more than 80 articles and essays for national publications including Family Circle, Writer’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Creative Writing and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Fiction Writing at Purdue University.
• Woodburn founded Write On! Books publishing company in 2010 as an offshoot of her organization Write On! For Literacy that empowers youth through reading and writing. The annual Write On! Holiday Book Drive has donated nearly 12,000 new books to underprivileged kids.
• Copies of Dancing With The Pen are available at www.writeonbooks.org for $24.95, which includes shipping and handling. Discounted bulk orders are also available.
• For every copy purchased, a new book will be donated to Write On’s Holiday Book Drive to benefit disadvantaged youth.
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