Carmel Clay Public Library to host Teen Novel Writing Challenge


Young adult librarian Jamie Beckman works at the main desk of the young adult section of the Carmel Clay Public Library. Beckman and other librarians help coordinate programs such as Teen Novel Writing Challenge.

Adam Spensley

The Teen Novel Writing Challenge will be a five-week program designed to help students learn how to write an engaging novel. It will take place every Friday starting April 5 and ending on May 3; each session will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students will be working with a mentor and their peers to build believable characters, write engaging descriptions, create dynamic plots and much more. Young adult librarian Jamie Beckman said she believes this is a great opportunity for young writers to sharpen their skills.

“We are interested in trying to meet more student writers and if that describes you then this would be a good chance to work on whatever project you are currently working on,” Beckman said.

Abby Carmichael, Teen Library Council member and senior,  said she agrees.

“Writing challenges like this one allow for a supplemental creative writing instruction that works in conjunction with English classes to help potential writers strengthen their craft,” Carmichael said.  By Adam Spensley