Talk of the Towns 6/12/15

Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: A Conversation and readings from young writers in Sumner High School’s Alternative Pathways Program

Key Discussion Points:

Background on Alternative Pathways Program and Sumner’s approach to education, idea for writing workshop

Each young writer introduces briefly and reads a piece from work in progress (5-8 min each)
Carol – first chapter from her novel
Justin – from Chapter 9 of his novel
Abbie- first chapter from her magical realism novel

Writers comment on how they approach writing, their work with Cynthia Thayer
Cynthia and Susan talk about what they are learning by working with these writers

Carol Dawn, Sumner Pathways Program, student, writer
Justin Alexander Hammond, Sumner Pathways Program, student, writer
Abbie Elizabeth Holland, Sumner Pathways Program, student, writer
Susan Walsh, Sumner Pathways Program, teacher
Cynthia Thayer, author of Strong for Potatos, A Certain Slant of Light, A Brief Lunacy, founder of Schoodic Arts for All and co-owner/operator of Darthia Farm in Gouldsboro

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