Fulton Library Offers Spring Break Writing Program

FULTON, NY – Snowy Day Word Play is the latest free class for young writers being offered by the Fulton Public Library.

For youth ages 8-13, the week-long program will feature fun and engaging activities for those who love to write and want to improve their skills.

Students participate in writing class at the Fulton Public Library.
Students participate in writing class at the Fulton Public Library.

The program will take place at the library Feb. 17 through Feb. 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Fulton Public Library Director Betty Mauté said the instructors for the class are Karen Burke and Jim Farfaglia.

Mrs. Burke is a retired teacher from the Oswego City School District and Mr. Farfaglia is retired from the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.

Both have spent recent years developing their own writing as well as sharing their ideas with others by leading classes.

Mrs. Mauté said she is delighted to welcome Mrs. Burke and Mr. Farfaglia back and for the opportunity to offer free programming for young writers at the library.

“This program is funded by the sale of the Fulton Memoirs Project Book, a collection of stories about Fulton written by 41 local authors,” Mauté said.

She noted that the book is available for purchase at the library.

Mrs. Burke said she looks forward to nurturing the budding authors.

“Writing, teaching and working with young people is a winning trio for me,” Mrs. Burke said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to spark interest in young writers and to enjoy the enthusiasm that young people bring to a new experience.”

Mr. Farfaglia hinted at what’s in store for the sprouting scribes.

“It is always a pleasure to work with young people who love to write,” Mr. Farfaglia said. “Karen and I are planning an interactive program, with lots of activities to stir creative minds and inspire good writing.  The children will explore our winter world through writing with a week’s worth of fun, adventuresome and delicious activities!”

Mauté reminds anyone interested that there is no fee for the program but seating is limited so advanced registration is required.

To register, or for more information call the Fulton Public Library at 315-592-5159.