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Writing for Children: Finding Your Voice

Continuing Professional Studies at Bank

So you want to write a children's book! Here is a workshop to help you get started once and for all. In this friendly, supportive environment, class discussions will focus on all aspects of good storytelling and good writing, including tone of voice, clear dialogue, characters who feel real, and beautiful language. You will return to your classes with a better understanding of the writing process so that you, in turn, can help each student to find...

Wednesday Nov 1st, 5–7pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

Children’s Book Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

Gotham Writers Workshop

The quiet magic of Goodnight Moon grows into the zaniness of Dr. Seuss and widens into the dazzlement of Harry Potter then matures into the straight talk of Judy Blume and the gritty reality of The Outsiders. Such is the amazing journey children take through books. These stories are a treasured part of childhood and they linger for a lifetime. To captivate young readers, you must balance a youthful imagination with an adult professionalism. Here...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 12am–11:45pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Fine-tuning Your Story in a Supportive Community

Continuing Professional Studies at Bank

We are offering this workshop for committed writers who enjoy the writing process and want to come together each month to share their works in progress and receive feedback from other committed writers. This is a safe, supportive place to try out what you've been working on independently in a facilitated workshop.  Occasional guest speakers from the publishing world will join the group to discuss different aspects of writing, such as writing...

Thursday Oct 12th, 5–7pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

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Writing for Children II: Developing Your Manuscript

Continuing Professional Studies at Bank @ 610 W 112th St, New York, NY 10025

Now that you've found your voice and your story, this is the workshop to help serious writers refine your manuscript. We recommend taking WFC I: Writing Your First Children's Book prior to this workshop, but it's not required.

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2 sessions

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Developing an Illustrated Children’s Book

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Get an insiders’ overview of how to begin, develop, polish and pitch a successful children’s book. Explore theory and technique, including developing an image vocabulary and a child-friendly style. Learn about story line, story boarding, pacing, rhythm, the variety of media available and more.

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6 sessions

Young Writers Workshop

Q.E.D. @ 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105

Young Writers! Together we will use writing prompts and exercises to work on your creative writing skills in a fun and encouraging environment! So, bring a notebook and your favorite writing utensil and your AWESOME imagination and let's get writing! Workshop runs one hour! The class is taught by Jenn Wehrung! Jenn has taught writing and drama at schools across Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx from Kindergarten to 12th Grade for the past 15 years....

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Writing Speculative Fiction for Children Master Class

Irish Arts Center @ 726 11th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Join author Patricia Forde as she shares insight from writing her latest book, The Girl who Fell to Earth, and provides tips on how to write your own piece of speculative fiction/dystopian fiction.  The workshop will consider the challenges of worldbuilding, the capacity of dystopian fiction to frighten and warn and how history can play a part in writing about the future.  Trish can address any part of the process, from setting up...

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