Helping Writers to Rise and Thrive

Writing for Children and Young Adults, Advanced

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Begins Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Victoria Sherrow
Seven weeks, $395 (Limited to six students)

(In-person at the Studio or live on Zoom.)

Are you a writer for children who would like to move forward with your work? This workshop is for experienced writers who have learned the basics and want to sharpen their skills and polish their work. We’ll discuss higher-level techniques for plotting, characterization, description, scene development, theme development, and writing style, while nurturing each writer’s unique “voice.”

Part of each class is devoted to reading manuscripts and providing feedback to help writers improve their work and help them get published.

Instructor Victoria Sherrow is the award-winning author of more than 150 books for children and teens, which have been published by Harper, Macmillan, Scholastic, National Geographic, Golden Books, Henry Holt, and others. She has taught writing for more than 20 years, and one of her greatest joys is watching her students achieve their writing goals, including publication.

Read more about Victoria here.

“After taking classes with Victoria for five years, I have sold three picture books to three different publishers. Those books, along with many others, are a result of Victoria’s thoughtful editorial suggestions, my classmates’ support week after week, and revision, revision, revision. I highly recommend Victoria’s workshop—a cozy class where writers create children’s books together.”—Karlin Gray, author of NADIA: THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T SIT STILL (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and AN ORDINARY MOTH (Sleeping Bear Press)

Karlin Gray

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