September 19, 2019–October 24, 2019
6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Children's Writing for Beginners
Do you dream of writing a children's book? This introductory class will explore the exciting world of writing for children through a mix of writing activities and classroom discussion. The class is suited for both beginning writers, and for more established writers who are new to writing for a younger audience. You'll explore a diverse and inclusive list of children's books from categories including picture books, chapter books, middle grade books, and young adult novels.
Activities and discussion will get you jump-started on a writing project during class and provide valuable tips and techniques for continuing to make progress and revise your work after the class concludes. You'll delve into craft topics such as generating kid-friendly ideas, creating memorable characters, developing plot and structure, and using muscular language. You'll hear tactics for developing dependable writing habits. You'll share writing with classmates on a voluntary basis in a nonthreatening environment. You'll build your writing community.
The teaching artist will also offer individual feedback if requested. Whether you're interested in someday pursuing publication, or just want to create a memorable family story, this class will provide the momentum to get you started!