"I have learned many things about writing that I learned through various different authors here at Young Writer’s Camp. The thing I have learned about writing that stuck to me the most is to write, especially when you don’t want to." - 6th grader
July 17: Katie Shepherd is the host of What’s Happening Here produced by The Listening Booth. She grew up in North Carolina and previously worked as a high school English teacher. After acquiring a M.A. from The University of Manchester, Katie moved to New York City and has since produced content for BBC Radio 1 Stories, This Is DIY Radio, Our Unwritten Books and Fuse FM and volunteered at Bbox Radio and Electric Literature. Katie has interned at Terrorbird Media and The Center for Fiction and worked at WORD Bookstore and McNally Jackson Bookstore. Previously, she drove a mobile library around the country for The Sketchbook Project, stopping at art galleries throughout the country for exhibitions. Katie has also attended The Prague Summer Residency and the Xochi Quetzal Residency and will be studying at Columbia University in the fall for a MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Katie believes the two best things in life are a good avocado and a good story.