KidLit Bootcamp: Everything You Need to Know to Write for Children and Young Adults
Get a bird’s eye view of the children’s literature landscape, from developing a writing practice to the nuts and bolts of publishing. Learn the differences between picture books, early readers, chapter books, middle grade and young adult novels. Understand the foundations of good storytelling, and gather tools to improve your craft, including revision and self-editing checklists.
This interactive workshop provides resources for every step of your writing journey, including goal-setting, learning to read like a writer, and finding a supportive writing community on your way to publication. Come discover the vibrant world of KidLit and the rewards of writing for children.
Instructor Danielle Sunshine has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Over the past twenty-five years, Danielle has taught at the elementary, middle school, high school, community college, and post-graduate level. She has experience teaching creative writing, critical writing, ESL, reading, literacy, literature, art, and art history. She is a knowledgeable editor and experienced teacher of small and large groups.
2 Sat; 10/7-10/14 9:00AM-3:00PM (1 hour for lunch)
Materials fee: $10 to instructor first day of class.