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May 17, 2013

Molloy accepted to science fiction/fantasy writer's workshop

Melissa Molloy,16, a sophomore at Knoxville High School, has been selected to attend this year’s Alpha Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Workshop for Young Writers in Greensburg, Penn. Each year Alpha accepts 20 young writers age 14-19 to attend a ten day writer’s workshop July 10-19. Individuals are selected based on submission of an original work of Science fiction or fantasy 2,000-6,000 words long. The young writers will work with and receive instruction from guest writers Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Leviathan), Tamora Pierce (Song of the Lioness, Becca Cooper), Justine Larbalestier (Team Human), and Theodora Goss. Melissa is so looking forward to meeting with Scott Westerfeld. His Leviathan series is what inspired her to write fan fiction, short stories, and improve her writing skills.

This is Alpha’s 12th year working with young writers from around the world. Melissa will be attending with students from Australia, Seattle, San Francisco, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Alaska, and Illinois. Students will have the opportunity to learn about writing and publishing, meet other teens who share their writing passion, receive critiques, brainstorm ideas, do public readings, polish their stories, and submit works for publication.

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