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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 1 Week

Children's Book Writing Intensive

No Longer Enrolling

  • $275.00 Non-Member
  • $260.00 Member

Class Description

In this week-long intensive for both beginning and intermediate writers of all genres for young readers, we will explore what it means to write for children. How can we write stories that young people can relate to when our own childhoods may be far behind us? How can we create honest and exciting characters for kids to connect with? How do our words speak to them?

With a close look at several children’s books, discussion of technique, and opportunities to apply writing strategies through prompts and exercises, you will have a chance to dig into the craft of children’s writing. Workshops and informal sharing will provide opportunities to receive supportive and constructive feedback on a work-in-progress or a piece from class. You will leave with ideas, beginnings, a draft, or new developments on a previous piece as well as tools to continue to fuel your growth as a children’s writer.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this page. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!