Woman’s Club and Writer’s Guild support Girl Up

A recent Girl Up summer writing workshop.

“Ruth J. Princess,” local author and speaker, better known to our community as Ruth Johaningsmeir, shared writing advice and copies of her books at a recent Girl Up summer writing workshop.

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Introduced by Marco Island Woman’s Club President Barbara Malta, Johaningsmeir listened to samples of the girls’ writing based on the theme “jealousy,” and then shared her own struggles with developing a personal writing style, expanding ideas and most importantly, editing. Founded by the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up is a movement to advance girls’ skills, rights, and opportunities to be leaders.

The Manatee Middle School group is led by teacher, Erika Torres.

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