Idea Lab: Finding Inspiration for Your Children's Book Writing

Regular $35.00
Member $31.50
10 a.m. - Noon
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Open to All Levels
Online—Live Meeting
Number of Sessions
Day of the Week
Single Session
Children's and Young Adult Class Rectangle

A comment often heard from aspiring children's book writers is, “I want to write stories for young readers, but I don’t know what to write about.” You may be an adult now, but you, too, were a child once, and inspiration for your children's book writing can be found within you and in your lived experiences. It can be at your workplace, in your neighborhood, in your current life, and even in your childhood memories.

In this class, you will learn ways to find those sources of inspiration to fuel your imagination for your writing and how to turn your idea into a delightful story for children. Join Loft teaching artist and children's book author Cristina Oxtra for an engaging morning of community, adult play with words, and dedicated time to talk about your ideas—or work through a lack of them—and come away with concrete ideas of how to turn them into your next children's writing project! The focus here is less on instruction of writing craft, more on idea generation, connection, community, and going from ideas to words on the page!

Instructions for Accessing This Online Class

In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.