Hugo House Class: Writing for Children an Intro to Story Structure by Clare Meeker

I am SO excited about giving the Writing for Children an Intro to Story Structure class for Hugo House. 

Clare Meeker is teaching Childrens Writing at Hugo HouseIn this class we’ll examine how a story is structured from board books and picture books to middle grade and young-adult novels. Through class discussion, in-class writing exercises, and weekly reading assignments, students will learn how develop a plot around choices a character makes and build a story arc that will hold a young reader’s interest. We’ll study how the pros do it — from picture-book author Mo Willems to young-adult mystery by Elizabeth George. Students will receive written feedback from the instructor and come away with a concrete piece of writing.

Start Date: May 3rd (except May 17th and May 24th)

Time: Saturday 10-12pm

Duration: 6 weeks

Limited space, sign up here.



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