From the Outside in: Writing Outside Your Own Experiences for Books for Children and Teens
About This Event
Learn meaningful ways to form diverse characters and worlds, avoid harmful stereotypes, and create responsible narratives for children and teens.
Join three noted authors to learn more about their journeys to writing outside their own experiences. This dynamic team believes that writers who want to portray diverse characters *can* do so in a way that enriches the reading lives of children and teens. It takes an open-hearted attitude, the right tools, and willingness to put in the work and time.
What You’ll Learn
Hear lectures on crucial topics, including “Do No Harm”; the changing landscape of literature for young readers; “Windows, Mirrors, and the Kitchen Table,” and more
Participate in discussion of general issues and those specific to participants’ manuscripts
Complete hands-on writing and revision exercises
Be able to ask questions at a Q&A panel
Receive roundtable feedback on your story
Have free writing time
leave this workshop with practical tips and strategies to strengthen your own writing
Who Should Attend
Writers who are interested in writing outside their own experience, and want to do so responsibly.
Workshop sessions include:
Lectures on crucial topics, including “Do No Harm”; the changing landscape of literature for young readers; “Windows, Mirrors, and the Kitchen Table,” and more
Discussion of general issues and those specific to participants’ manuscripts
Hands-on writing and revision exercises
A Q&A panel
Linda Sue Park’s TED Talk: Can a Children’s Book Change the World?
Laurie Halse Anderson: Making History Come Alive for Young Readers
Faculty Interview: Leah Henderson
This is a new workshop, so we’ll have testimonials for next time!
100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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