Today is Encourage a Young Writer Day! As a teacher, you may know a few students with the natural talent of writing, or perhaps students that have potential they have not yet seen in themselves. The daydreamer, the bookworm, or the shy student that comes alive while talking one-on-one about a subject they adore. These students may need just a little encouragement to blossom into the next best-seller.
This video features advice from authors around the world. It is a great way to encourage the writers in your class. You may want to use this video as inspiration before assigning a creative writing assignment.
- American Jonathan Franzen
- Swedish playwright Lars Norén
- Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
- American Lydia Davis
- Icelandic Sjón
- American rock poet Patti Smith
- Italian Umberto Eco
- Egyptian novelist Alaa al-Aswany
- Norwegian Herbjørg Wassmo
- American Richard Ford
- Norwegian Kjell Askildsen
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