While in-person events are on hold for the time being, there’s always virtual events!

October 12 – November 16
Writing the Novel-in-Verse

Verse novels combine the opportunities of poetry with the narrative arc and character development of novels. The inviting rhythms and white space on the page are particularly appealing to younger or reluctant readers. Explore what makes a story suited for the format, and how to best use verse to tell your story. Come with an idea or a novel-in-progress; beginners are welcome. Work with prompts to generate new material, as well as revise existing work.

This is a six session course, with each class taking place from 5 pm PST-7 pm PST.

Registration will be available here.

November 14 – 10 am PST-1 pm PST
Kid Lit Publishing 101

So you’re writing a novel for kids or teens. Whether this is your first foray into novel writing, or you’re already familiar with adult publishing, you need to understand how the world of kid lit publishing is unique. Topics will include critique partners, querying, agent relationships, going on submission, and the traditional publishing process in the kid lit world. Bring all your burning questions and leave with a deeper understanding of this often inscrutable world.

Registration will be available here.