The 2018 City Heights Writer's Workshop

Jun 23
Hosted by:Pro Kids | The First Tee ...
June 23, 2018 at 9:00am to
June 23, 2018 at 2:15pm
Pro Kids map 4085 52nd Street San Diego, CA 92105
Goal: $10,000
$600 4 6% Complete

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This June, Pro Kids will host the 2nd annual City Heights Young Writer's Workshop. This one day workshop is designed for young writers of all levels and all interests, ages 11-21. It will provide young people with an insider’s look inside the publishing industry. Highly regarded authors, illustrators and industry professionals will serve as mentors for the day. 

City Heights is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in San Diego, and a hub for the resettlement of refugees. This workshop was conceived as a way to help raise up diverse voices within the fabric of the book world, which is struggling to overcome proven underrepresentation of minority characters and stories. We hope that by helping ignite the passion for reading and writing in young people of diverse backgrounds, this trend of underrepresentation can be corrected.


This workshop is dedicated to the memory of Jeannine Helmstetter, long-time literacy advocate and supporter of Pro Kids.



9:00                 Registration

9:30-11:00       Group 1: Tomi Adeyemi                Group 2:  James Burks

11:15-12:00     Interactive Publishing Careers Panel** 

12:00-12:30     LUNCH (provided)

12:30-2:00       Group 1: James Burks                   Group 2:  Tomi Adeyemi

2:00-2:15         Closing


This workshop was developed through efforts of:

John Freeman, Founder, Freeman Ventures, Inc. 

Andrew Holets, CEO, Pro Kids

Kelly Sonnack, Senior Agent, Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Howard Wright, Chairman, Pro Kids & AVP, Intel

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