PWU255 Paris Writers' Workshop: Writing for Children and Young Adults

  • 25 Jun 2012
  • 9:00 AM
  • 29 Jun 2012
  • 12:00 PM
  • American University in Paris
  • 12


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Five-Day Workshop

Writer-in-Residence: Kate McMullan

PWW adds this new workshop to meet the growing demand in the popular genre of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Participants will cover all aspects of writing for children and young adults, including character development, shaping the story, developing a distinctive narrative voice, and the practical side of publishing, including working with agents and editors, and self-publishing opportunities. 

A successful veteran of the dynamic (and competitive) world of writing for children, Kate McMullan will share the tools of the trade, using a combination of in-class writing exercises and critiques, as well as review and analyses of outstanding work from picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, middle-grade novels, young adult novels, and nonfiction.

Requirements: Submit in advance a writing sample (complete picture book, beginning reader manuscript, or sample pages of a chapter book or novel not to exceed 50 pages).
Note: A reading list will be sent to participants before the workshop begins.

Note: This is a five-day workshop running from 25 to 29 June, 2012.  A program of afternoon lectures is included in the price of your workshop and there is no need to register for these separately on this website.

Your registration also entitles you to a one-to-one consultation with your workshop faculty member, included in your workshop registration. If you wish to take advantage of further consultations (with a literary agent or to prepare your "pitch" for meeting with the agents), these can be booked from the list on this website. 

If you wish to attend the Literary Dinner, please reserve your place by clicking here.

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
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