Area students get writing advice from pros

The Winchester Star, April 4, 2023

Handley graduate Christopher Rogers (left) is shown at the school Friday with his father Chuck after Christopher, screenwriter of the shows “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Paper Girls,” spoke to English and creative writing students about his career as a writer.

Hollywood screenwriter, Winchester native headlining April 1 event at SU

The Winchester Star, Feb. 10, 2023

Chris Rogers (far right) is shown with the cast of “Paper Girls” in Los Angeles. Getty Images
Fred Bowen presents at Project Write’s Summer Workshop 2022.

Diane Tarantini

Project Write participants, rising fifth-grader Miranda Loring, front left, and rising fourth-grader Margaret Wesely, front right, listen to author Alicia D. Williams speak about writing. Also pictured, from left, are rising-eighth grader Emmylou Woomer, rising seventh-grader Taylor Branham and rising eight-grader Lulu Rhodes. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Virginia Daily)

Read Project Write inspires young writers in summer workshop from The Northern Virginia Daily, June 24, 2022

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“The value of it is just phenomenal,” said Heather Smith, who drives from Bealeton to bring her daughter, Emmy, 12.

“I’ve really seen my daughter blossom,” Smith said on Friday morning.

Emmy’s writing has improved since starting the program in 2020 and also attending Saturday workshops, and she’s been learning that her writing doesn’t have to be perfect and that it can evolve.

Project Write alum set to publish 1st novel next summer by Anna Merod (June 26, 2021)

I was and still am a solitary person; but as an adult, I recognize the importance of spending time with people who share my passion. As a teen, I struggled with that. Attending Project Write was the first step of me coming out of my shell. I found people who, just like me, had a love for writing and wanted to improve their craft.”

~Andrew Joseph White reflects on his participation in Project Write

Fauquier Times “Project Write encourages students’ creative writing skills” by Robin Earl ()an. 30, 2020