Young writers become published authors in Lewiston

LEWISTON, Maine (WMTW) – Students at Farwell Elementary School in Lewiston are now published authors.

Children in the school’s author studies program wrote a 290-page manuscript that was published in a book that arrived at school on Monday.

Along with author Gary Savage, the students reworked his book Fletcher McKenzie and the transition to the ensemble. In Savage’s book, a girl from western Maine discovers a passage to a hidden world. In Farwell’s student version, a boy makes his way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students crafted their story using their experiences during the pandemic and the book came together through online lessons.

Savage said he was thrilled to be a part of this program and the project.

“It’s important because the kids are so excited it’s good to see the number of kids graduating from the program who continue to write in high school and beyond and who will compete with the kids in the most thing. difficult is to pick the winner because there is so much talent here. Said Savage.

The story needed $ 6,500 to get published. Donations came from local groups and two of Maine’s most famous authors: Stephen and Tabitha King. The donation from their foundation made it possible to fully fund the edition.

The money raised by the sales of the book will benefit the school library.

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