Red Penguin Books is so excited to announce its new writing courses. Join us with authors and teachers of the courses, Margreit Maitland and Linda Trott-Dickman.
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Margreit Maitland, author of “Runaway at Sea” – A naïve plan to run away and cruel misfortune puts twelve-year-old Robert and his best friend Michael on a British naval vessel. When the boys are found huddling at the bottom of a lifeboat, they are forced into service and their hopes for an easy passage are crushed. Now they must figure out how to survive in this harsh maritime world and find a way out, without getting shot as deserters. Horrible squalls, a mysterious initiation at the Equator, and an untimely death during a perilous rounding of Cape Horn fill the months with adventure. An unexpected opportunity to escape suddenly presents itself and the boys muster the courage to desert. Immediately, they are lost in a dense and dangerous jungle and must learn a new way to stay alive.
Margreit is the author of “Runaway at Sea” and often leads creative writing workshops for children and adults throughout the year. Her writing bridges that sweet spot between creative non-fiction, adventure, and historical fiction that is sought by many writers today.
Linda Trott-Dickman, author of “Road Trip” – A wonderful adventure filled with panoramic views of landscape, insightful views of humanity and reflective views of history, all combined in a delightful volume of verse. It will take you to places you will want to revisit again and again, and you never have to leave the comfort of your armchair. She has prefaced this journey with a poem by James Whitcomb Riley, and concluded with a poem of her own, written in his style, that makes you want to begin a new adventure, and sums up the whole of the parts in a very beautiful way.
Linda is the author of “Robes: The Art of Being Covered, The Air That I Breathe” and “Road Trip”. She is the former Bard’s Laureate 2017-2019 for the Bard’s Initiative and has served on its board, and is the current coordinator of poetry for the Northport Arts Coalition (Northport, NY.) Linda has been teaching poetry to children for over 35 years.