February 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

La Plume offers all Miami-Dade students in grades 3 – 12 the opportunity to express themselves through a short story with rules relevant to their grade level. Cash prizes, master class, creative writing workshops, and numerous awards are given to all winners, sponsored by Miami Conservatory of Music.

These workshops are conducted by the author Laurie B. Friedman. Reservations are required.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Elementary: 4:00 – 5:00PM
Middle School: 5:00 – 6:00PM
High School: 6:00 – 7:00PM

Laurie Friedman is an author of many award-winning picture books, chapter book, and novels for children and Tweens. Laurie writes the popular Mallory McDonald chapter book series for 7-10 year olds. Published by Lerner Publishing Group, the series currently includes 20 titles. Laurie has a new journal format series for older readers entitled, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair. Laurie has also written many rhyming picture books.

Laurie Friedman says that growing up she always liked reading realistic fiction and still does. “It makes me feel better when I read about a character going through something similar to what I’m going through, and seeing how that character handles the situation.” As an author, nothing makes her happier than when she receives letters from fans telling her that they can really identify with her characters. Growing up, she always kept a journal and often writes about the things that happened to her when she was younger. She also likes to write about things that happened to her own children when they were the ages of her characters.