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Professional Writers Teach Students the Ropes

“Off the Page” is an annual event which brings high school students and local professional writers together.

“Off the Page” is an annual event which brings high school students and local professional writers together.

Kevin Smith, a graduate and the Executive Director of Public Affairs for the Minnesota Twins, will be one of the professionals coming to speak with students. Others include Joyce Sutphen - Minnesota Poet Laureate, Gustavus Professor, Kevin Seifert - NFL Blogger (ESPN) and Emily Sohn - Science, Adventure & Education Author.

High school students will interview each of the writers in front of a live audience during the program. One of the goals of the event is to show students how writing is used by adults every day. Whether they are interested in business, sports, travel or poetry – there are opportunities to follow your passion and use your writing skills.

Student musicians will also be a part of the program. This is an opportunity for them to show-off some of their song writing skills. Music will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be incorporated throughout the evening.

When: Thursday, March 15

Time: Student music at 6:30 p.m.; program at 7 p.m.

Location:  Black Box Theater at Minnetonka High School (near West/Tonka Center entrance)

The event is organized by the Writing Center at Minnetonka High School. The Writing Center is endowed by the Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation.

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