The Emerging Author’s workshop refined how I viewed writing as not just a hobby, but as a potential career. Ms. Jagger and Ms. Becker  created a truly amazing experience, with a helpful and innovative series of communal activities and discussions. The Emerging Authors workshop provided me with advice and feedback from fellow young authors, that gave me what I needed to really flush out my ideas and really start writing. I’m now confident in my own ability and can honestly say, it was one of the best experiences of my life.
— Alex D. age 16, Gettysburg, PA
The Emerging Author’s Workshop is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Not only did I get to work with a National Book award winner, Kathy Erskine, but I got to watch my writing transform in a way that typical English classes do not allow. This program opened my eyes to the thought that writing can be more than something I’m forced to do in school, it can actually be fun. Writing gives you the chance to share your opinion with the world without speaking out loud.  It allows you to speak through the words on a page. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities this amazing program has given me. It taught me skills and techniques that I will be able to use for the rest of my life.
— Emily S. age 16, Bethesda, MD