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Teen Writer
Teen Writer! Series


It's a word world - and our ability to communicate through new technology means our words now reach around the world in a matter of seconds!

Through Teen Writer! young people will learn creative techniques to become more productive and interesting writers.


This intensive three-day workshop that teaches how to craft a logical storyline, structure scenes for maximum creative impact, and devise realistic conflicts with satisfying resolutions.


The camp for Teen Writers with Attitude!

This intensive one-day workshop will teach you how to turn your unique observations into thoughtful and thought-provoking writing.

Our program participants become better listeners, eager to explore different cultures and confident in their abilities to create. Because Luminari is committed to diversity in the composition of its classes, participants will gain a mind-broadening experience causing an electrifying ripple effect. Program instructors are outstanding educators and practitioners who are energetic, dynamic and true “luminari” in their ­fields.

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About the Instructor
All sessions will be conducted by Gina Catanzarite, owner/operator of Arania Productions, and an award-winning television producer, author, media consultant and teacher who has worked both nationally and locally in her fields since 1987. She counts seven Emmy awards, sixteen Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Broadcaster’s Association Awards, three Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her many professional honors. She is the co-author of two non-fiction books, Lucille’s Car Care and Riding The AirWaves, and has numerous freelance writing credits; and she reviews children’s programs and serves as a judge for the prestigious Parents’ Choice Foundation.  Catanzarite conducts a variety of creative writing workshops designed especially for teen writers; and she is an adjunct faculty member at Point Park University and Robert Morris University, teaching broadcast writing courses.



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