Tuesday, December 10, 2013

UW Writing for Children class

Calling all children's writers:
Registration is now open for Intermediate Writing for Children at the University of Washington, part of the UW Writing for Children Certificate program. (You can jump in mid-year to the certificate program if space is available, and this year, it is!) If you are a writer with basic knowledge about children's books, and the beginnings of a manuscript, but you've always wanted to delve deeper into your craft, this is the class for you! 
We'll study the work of accomplished children's writers and have visits from three local picture book and YA authors, as well as the acquiring editor for the new Sasquatch children's book line. Each session in this 10-week course focuses on a different craft topic, from plot, to character development to setting, to dialogue, offering a mini-workshop chock full of writing exercises. You'll also work on your own manuscripts and get lots of constructive feedback through weekly critique groups and the chance to turn your draft in for a critique from me. 
Class starts January 7. Register now before it fills up!  

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