This is a press release I created for my friend Teri. She’s starting an arts workshop for adolesecent girls, and getting the word out about her program is essential to its success. So, I took the description she provided me, gave it a press release format, changed things up to be a little more in line with AP style, and created a very loose PR plan for her to follow.

Shameless plug: I have a feeling the program is going to be awesome! If you’re in Atlanta, spread the word!

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Contact: Teri Elam                                                 For Immediate Release

ATLANTA (March 16, 2009)— The pAgE program, an exciting new creative opportunity for adolescent girls in the Atlanta metro area, is currently accepting applicants for its inaugural workshop. Started by poet/writer Teri Elam, the pAgE program is an opportunity for girls to find and strengthen their voices through arts and language.

Girls, ages 11 to 14, are invited to participate in a FREE Poetry and Creative Writing Workshop. The workshop will be a fun way for girls to explore written and spoken language and build confidence in public speaking skills by performing their own written work. The pAgE program will incorporate poetry and other forms of creative writing along with photography, video, artwork, and music in order to help girls:

  • Find and/or strengthen their voices
  • Write about their personal experiences
  • Use journaling to develop their leadership skills

The workshop will be held from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM on Saturday, April 11th and Saturday, April 18th and will conclude after the session on Saturday, April 25th with a performance. Participants will be required to attend all three sessions.

pAgE program Poetry and Creative Writing Workshop

Dates: 3 Saturdays: April 11, April 18, April 25

Time: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

East Atlanta Branch Library Meeting Room

400 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Suggested Audience: Sixth thru Ninth Graders, ages 11 – 14

Cost: FREE

Sign up required.

Limited to first 30 applicants.

For more information, contact Teri Elam at or 404-381-5691.