Children's Book Author Margaret Nevinski will be teaching the following classes this fall:
Writing for Children
Do you have an idea for a children's book? Do you want to write for children but don't know where to start? Published children's book author Margaret Nevinski, with an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, leads this class on the basics of writing for children and teens. We'll explore the elements of story (character, plot, conflict), the age of the audience and main character, and different genres (picture book, chapter book, middle-grade and young adult novel). During each class we'll write and share our work out loud to get feedback. Come join us to discover your unique voice and pursue your dream of writing for children. Thursdays, 7-9 pm. 10/1 - 11/19. Strawberry Hill Center. $85. Sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District. To register, visit www.biparks.org or call 206-842-2306, ext. 16.
Creative Writing Workshop
If you like to create characters, invent plots, and have fun with words, this workshop is for you! Writer/teacher Margaret Nevinski helps young writers tap into their creativity and strengthen their writing. We'll share our work out loud to get feedback from our fellow authors. Discover more about the craft of writing while creating the spectacular stories and poems only YOU can write. Bring a notebook, a pen, and your imagination.
Thursdays, 4-6 pm. 10/1 - 11/19. Strawberry Hill Center. $85. Sponsored by
the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District.
To register, visit www.biparks.org or call 206-842-2306, ext. 16.
Point of View
Choosing a point of view (POV) is one of the most important decisions a writer makes when beginning a new piece of fiction. However, confusion abounds about different POVs and which is most effective for a particular story. This hands-on class with Margaret Nevinski explores the complex world of POV and weighs the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students will submit a writing sample before the class starts. Depending on the number of students, the instructor will discuss 1-2 pieces of submitted writing from students each week from the perspective of POV. During each session, students will write POV exercises and share them aloud for discussion. Join us to discover your POV!
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm. 9/30 and Oct 7, 14, and 21. Bainbridge Commons. $160.
Sponsored by Field's End. To register, visit www.fieldsend.org.