About R. Jim StahlR. Jim Stahl is founding editor of Merlyn's Pen magazine (1985-2001), the American Teen Writer Series (est. 1996) and The New Library of Young Adult Writing (est. 2003). In these roles he encouraged and edited the early works of teenage writers who
Stahl's personal essay about his career encouraging creative kids recently aired (January 2010) on the NPR-sponsored program, THIS I BELIEVE, produced by Frederic Reamer for NPR affiliate WRNI, in Rhode Island, where Stahl lives, consults, writes, and sails on Narragansett Bay. In July 2010, he'll join the Black Dog Tall Ships for a special "Writer's Week" edition of their popular "Kids Cruise" program (Martha's Vineyard, MA). He recently began performing for audiences in his autobiographical Monologues of a One-Eyed Son, a one-man show about "growing up long-haired, short-winded, one-eyed and two-fisted in the finest suburbs from Boston to Miami."
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Merlyn's Pen & the New Library of Young Adult Writing