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Learn About Writing for Children from Industry Experts

The Center for Children’s Literature and Continuing Professional Studies is thrilled to announce its Spring Writing for Children classes.

Amy Hest  Sharyn November  Stephen Savage

From left to right: Author, Amy Hest; Former Editor, Sharyn November; Author/Illustrator, Stephen Savage

Writing for Children III: Publishing 101
with Sharyn November, former editor, Viking Press (Special Introductory Price, $50.00, Online)

Registrants will participate in one online session. The class is meant for unpublished and self-published authors who want to better understand the first steps of marketing and work to publishers and the machinations of the editorial process. You’ll learn the basics for preparing query letters, agents, and the key actors who prepare a manuscript for publication, as well as how to find like-minded writers and promote yourself and your work.

Introduction to Illustration
with Stephen Savage, award-winning illustrator of Where’s Walrus, Where’s Walrus and Penguin, Supertruck, Polar Bear Night, and many other books. (Special Introductory Price, $50.00, Online)

Registrants will participate in two synchronous sessions which will introduce and explore the process and key concepts around illustration for children’s literature. The goal is to better understand the illustration process and how to develop basic strategies to set you on the road to illustrating your own projects.

Writing for Children
classes lead by award-winning author Amy Hest at Bank Street College

The Writers Lab for Unpublished Authors
For a small group of committed writers who want to come together each month to share their works in progress and receive feedback from other committed writers.

You can also contact us at 212-875-4649 or for more information.