Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, author and executive director of the Telling Room, will conduct a Young Writers Workshop for students in Grade 6-12 at the Scarborough Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 1:30 pm.

The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing program in Portland dedicated to supporting young writers and storytellers. The workshop is being offered as part of a series of events taking place at the library through November in collaboration with the Telling Room.

Fay-Leblanc will explore different genres of writing and storytelling, and will share excerpts of stories written by 15 Portland-area students originally from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and Sudan, who worked with writers from the Telling Room. Their stories were published in the anthology, “I Remember Warm Rain,” and were the inspiration for the Story House Project, now on display in the library.

To register for this free workshop, contact the Scarborough Public Library at 883-4723 or e-mail [email protected] For more information about the Telling Room, log on to www.tellingroom.org. The library Web site is www.library.scarborough.me.us.

Sara Corbett (center), contributing writer for New York Times Magazine and co-founder of The Telling Room, spoke at the Scarborough Public Library on November 5, 2007 to discuss her work and the inspiration behind The Telling Roomth of November. Pictured with Corbett are members of The Telling Room staff: (L to R) Gibson Fay-Leblanc, Executive Director, Patty Hagge, Education Director, Corbett, Heidi Thayer, Program Assistant, and Aquila Sharafyar, one of fifteen student refugees whose stories led to the creation of The Story House Project. Attached: JPEG Story House Staff/Authors


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