Telling Tales: Writing for Children Workshop

Course Code: BCPW 3004

Academic Year: 2023-2024

In this course students acquire skills and strategies for writing children's literature, from read-aloud picture books to novels for young adult readers. Students begin by exploring the historical contexts of the genre and go on to analyze exemplary contemporary works. In-class writing exercises put theory into practice, leading students to create and workshop original stories for children. Guest publishers, editors and writers provide insight into best practices of the industry, preparing students to produce a submission package for the writing assignment of their choice.