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Writing For Children

6 Thursdays from 1:00-4:00pm at the Newton JCC (333 Nahanton Street), starting February 5th
Newton Jewish Community Center
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Using extensive examples from contemporary children's literature, this class will explore the challenges of writing for picture book and middle grade readers. Each week we will look at a different aspect of children’s writing, including questions of plot, structure, character, voice, and theme. The class will include writing exercises and group critique. Students will receive a detailed instructor critique of one complete picture book or early reader manuscript or 10-12 pages of a middle grade project submitted at the end of the class.

*Note: This class will not take place on February 19th, 2015


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Jane Kohuth
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"


  • Generate New Work
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Reading
  • Class Discussion


  • Young Adult & Children's Literature

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