Mining the Past: Writing the Children's Novel (with Naila Moreira) - ONLINE
Childhood is where love of story begins. This generative workshop will focus on creating literary worlds for young readers. Participants will revisit their own childhood memories and passions as seed material and source of emotional drive for novel-length storytelling. Using short readings and in-class writing prompts, writers will move from large-scale conception to initial exploratory drafting that will harness structural elements of children’s literature. All levels: Beginners will receive an introduction to the children’s novel, while more experienced children’s writers will come away with techniques for idea generation and possibly a fresh concept for new work. Limited to 12 writers.
Saturday, March 27 (1 - 3pm EST)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference (live)
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
NAILA MOREIRA's middle-grade novel THE MONARCHS OF WINGHAVEN, about two children who bond over their love of nature-watching as they try to save a plot of land in their town, is forthcoming from Walker Books US in spring 2022. Moreira teaches at Smith College and has been writer-in-residence at the Shoals Marine Laboratory and Forbes Library in Northampton MA. Her second chapbook, Water Street, won the New England Poetry Club Jean Pedrick Prize. She’s also worked as a journalist, environmental consultant, and Seattle Aquarium docent, and holds a doctorate in geology.
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