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Bruce Beck to Address Young Writers' Workshop

BruceBeckScarsdale Young Writers' Workshop (YWW) will return for its 23rd year on Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at Scarsdale Middle School. All Scarsdale third, fourth, and fifth grade students and residents are invited for this exciting event to meet award-winning authors, sports writers, journalists, bloggers, illustrators and more. Students experience real-life writing activities in a small group setting, as well as gain a better understanding of a day in the life of a writer.

Registration for YWW will open Sunday, October 29, 2017, and run through Monday, November 6, 2017. Links to the catalog, additional information about workshop leaders, and the registration are available through the Scarsdale Parent Teacher (PT) Council website here.

The day begins with a keynote address, this year delivered by Bruce Beck, Lead Sports Anchor WNBC-TV. Beck is in his 20th year with NBC 4 New York. In addition to being the station's Lead Sports Anchor, he is also the host of NBC 4's popular Sunday night sports show "Sports Final." Beck is the host and sideline reporter for New York Giants pre-season football. The versatile sportscaster has covered a multitude of events for NBC 4 including five Super Bowls and seven Olympics. In March 2017, Beck was awarded the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism by his alma mater, Ithaca College. Beck has won eight New York Sports Emmys and was named New York State Sportscaster of the Year eight times, including six in a row from 2007 through 2012. He also received the honor in 2014 and 2015.

Participants are encouraged to bring new or gently used children's books, in English or Spanish for ages 5-12, on the day of the event. Collections will be given to My Sisters' Place, a non-profit organization with a mission to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking on women, men, and children throughout Westchester County.

All questions about this event can be directed to the YWW Co-Chairs, Felicia Block and Leah Dembitzer at writers10583@gmail.com.

About the PT Council:

PT Council, the umbrella organization over all seven Scarsdale PTA units, informs and advises the Scarsdale PTAs as they fulfill their mission of promoting the welfare of Scarsdale students. It is a separate entity with its own elected officers and committees and/or committee chairs who coordinate and facilitate communication among the chairs of the respective committees within each PTA unit. PT Council sponsors a variety of enrichment programs, speaker panels, and activities for students and their families, in addition to several events that are open to the entire Scarsdale community including the Sports Swap (March 2018) and STEAM Day (April 2018). For more information, click here

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