TweenTwelve tween and teen writers spent a week in New Orleans last summer, touring, eating, enjoying music, and participating in a writing and photography workshop. The resulting book (!) is now available on Amazon.

“The stories and photos that comprise New Orleans: A T(w)een Travelogue offer a rare look at the Crescent City through the savvy words and sassy eyes of 12 young women ranging in age from 11 to 14. Follow them through the narrow streets of the French Quarter as they spend eight days among tarot card readers, restaurant chefs, Mardi Gras floatmakers, street performers and vampire guides. The girls’ strong and varied voices celebrate New Orleans as a destination for t(w)eens, teens, and families of all ages. So, curl up with these stories and a steaming cup of caf√© au lait. Before you know it, you’ll be making reservations for the entire family.”

If you know of a budding travel writer or photographer who might want to participate next year, these downloadable PDF forms for boys (June 18-26, 2010) and girls (June 12-20, 2010) have itineraries and application information.

I know one of the instructors, Denise Altobello, and I am delighted to recommend this workshop.



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  1. Denise Altobello on December 1, 2009 11:05 am

    Check out the 2009 Tween and teen writers dancing at Zydeco Fest and singing with jazz chanteuse, Anais St. John and French Quarter street musicians on a sultry summer evening.

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