The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County will partner with The Kenyon Review to continue its Teen Writing Program (TWP) this fall. TWP fall sessions will run from Sept. 9th - Dec. 16th.  As with the summer program, Teen Writing Program participants meet weekly to try their hand at poetry, fiction, memoir, comics, and plays; read short works by published authors; and get feedback on their own creative writing. All young writers age 13-18 are welcome, and no experience is needed. Teens can drop in to the workshop anytime.

This fall, Literary and Writing Programs Manager Jamie Lyn Smith-Fletcher will work closely with The Kenyon Review staff and associates to coordinate TWP activities, including workshops with  Visiting Writers, participation in KnoxReads, and a “field trip” to The Kenyon Review Literary Festival in November. This collaboration offers local teen writers the opportunity to read a broad swath of writers and introduce them to the inner workings of literary publishing. 

Teen Writing Program meets every Monday from 4:00-5:30pm in the Solarium at the Mount Vernon Public Library, 201 N. Mulberry Street. Snacks, notebooks, and materials are provided. As with all library programs, it is free of charge. More information is available on the library website at, by calling (740) 392-BOOK, or emailing


  • Starting Monday, September 9th, 2019, repeats every week on Monday until Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County

201 N. Mulberry St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050


Jamie Lyn Smith-Fletcher