Thursday, 3 September 2015

In praise of young writers

Returning to my occasional theme of young writers, we run an open mic for writers in our home town of Darlington (next one Thursday September 24, Voodoo Café, 7pm) and several of the writers who read from time to time are teenagers.
They remind me of me at that age, writing feverishly, honing their craft, making mistakes and learning from them.
I know a lot of youngsters who write and in an age when exam pressures threaten to crowd out young people’s creativity, it’s a joy to see.
John Dean

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