Sunday 30 January 2022
In January, the SNFCC Book Club for Teenagers turns one, and resumes its meetings, featuring writer Stella Kasdagli as facilitator.
The book we will be reading together in January is Paola Zannoner’s I Want to Be a Writer.
For this meeting, 30 members aged 12 to 16 will meet online on Sunday, January 30, at 11:00, in order to discover more worlds that are waiting to be conjured by the readers themselves, i.e. us.
Don’t worry if you haven’t read the entire book, or if you didn’t join our previous meeting: either way, Stella will be giving the cue each month, announcing the book that we will all be reading together over the weeks to follow. At the end of the month, the group of people who have read the book (or at least half of it) will be meeting to exchange thoughts, impressions, feelings and concerns, triggered by what we have just read, whether we liked it a lot or not so much.
A few more words about the book for January:
What happens when a thirteen-year-old dreams of becoming a writer and looks for inspiration in the journal she kept as a child? I Want to Be a Writer is a smart, original and fun novel that, who knows, might inspire you too to embark on the adventure of writing!
Mia is thirteen years old and has a secret desire: she wants to be a writer. When a well-known creative writing school announced it is going to be selecting students through a competition, Mia decides to take part. Sean, a charming young man, is also participating in the competition, and Mia is eager to impress him. To draw inspiration, she rereads her childhood journal, and then the real and imaginary stories from the past mix and mingle with everything that is happening to her in the present.
A few more words about Stella:
Stella Kasdagli is a writer, translator, co-founder of the nonprofit “Women on Top” and an educator of teenagers and adults. She graduated (God knows how) from the French Literature department of the University of Athens and then studied Media Theory in London. She worked for several years as Editor-in-chief at Cosmopolitan magazine, while also writing pieces for several other Greek and English-language sites and publications. Currently, she is designing and implementing activities that empower women, writing about issues that she believes should be discussed more, translating foreign-language literature, and facilitating workshops for teenagers on the subjects of body image, internet, and social change. She is also co-founder of the Mentorkids network and the online reading club Bookworm. She has written the following books (in Greek): Tummy.com; I only wanted to fit in; 30 women who changed the world (and how you can change it too); and the Princess Athena series. She has two daughters and is growing up with them in Athens.
Sunday 30/01 | 11.00
For boys and girls aged 12-16
Free participation via online pre-registration
Preregistration for 30/01 starts on Friday 07/01
The first 30 to sing up through the link they will receive will be enrolled
Anyone reserving a seat at the Book Club is required to have read the book of the month (or at least half of it).
The Greek edition of I Want to Be a Writer is available from Kedros Publishers.