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Writing for Children I: Finding Your Voice

Course Number: TEWS598N 
(formerly titled Writing Your First Children's Book)

So you want to write a children's book! This workshop will give you the boost you've been waiting for, and get you started on that picture book, novel, or young reader, once and for all. In this friendly, supportive environment, class discussions will focus on all aspects of good story telling and good writing, including tone of voice, clear dialogue, characters who feel real, and beautiful language. The focus is on the exciting process of finding your voice and writing not just a story, but one that really means something to you. Teachers will gain a better understanding of the writing process so that they, in turn, can help their students find pleasure in crafting their stories. Everyone who takes this course will come away with new insights about the beautiful power of storytelling, and why children's books will always count.

July 9 - 30, 2018 (7 sessions)
Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
$460 17 CTLE hours or 1.7 CEU (not offered for credit)
Registration Deadline: 7/2 (Registration is limited. Early registration is suggested)

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"Amy created a space for everyone to explore their own truths and provided support and advice every step of the way."
—Anita B., Teacher, 4 years

"I have a whole new tool box regarding how and what to write when writing children's books!"
—Kathleen H., Teacher, 35+ years

"This class gave me insight to how to write a story. It helped me step back and really analyze my writings in a positive way."
—Nicole J., Teacher, 14 years