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Supporting Emergent Literacy in the Classroom

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Continuing Professional Studies at Bank - Morningside Heights 610 W 112th St, New York, New York 10025

This course will help you meet the literacy standards for Pre-K programs in a developmentally appropriate fashion. We will explore: The role of classroom routines and environment Children's expressive and receptive language skills and the components of literacy development Center-based, large and small group instruction Ways to read aloud effectively...

Tuesday Aug 4th, 9am - 4:30pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$425

2 sessions

How to Get Published Level 1: Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

You’ve spent months, or years, sweating and swearing over a book and now you’re ready to draw the interest of agents and/or publishing houses. Or perhaps you’re in the midst of writing a book and you want to know the publishing challenges up ahead. The question looms: how do you get a book published? Here, you will learn how to navigate the...

Saturday Jul 25th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

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Children’s Book Writing Level 1 Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

The quiet magic of Goodnight Moon grows into the zaniness of Dr. Seuss and widens into the dazzlement of Harry Potter then matures into the straight talk of Judy Blume and the gritty reality of The Outsiders. Such is the amazing journey children take through books. These stories are a treasured part of childhood and they linger for a lifetime. To...

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$190

2 sessions

Children’s Book Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

The quiet magic of Goodnight Moon grows into the zaniness of Dr. Seuss and widens into the dazzlement of Harry Potter then matures into the straight talk of Judy Blume and the gritty reality of The Outsiders. Such is the amazing journey children take through books. These stories are a treasured part of childhood and they linger for a lifetime. To...

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$434

10 sessions

Writing for Young Audiences for stage and Screen

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

So you have a great concept that you think would make an awesome kid’s TV show or a brilliant idea for a play that you want to write for young audiences—what should you do before you put pen to paper? Cusi Cram and Peter Hirsch, award-winning veterans of both children’s TV and theater for young audiences (with credits including “Arthur”,...

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$280

2 sessions

Picture Book 101

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Note: This is primarily a lecture class, so not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format. Is it your dream to write the next “Where The Wild Things Are?” But how do you structure a children’s story? How do words and pictures come together? How do you get published? In this 1-day publishing Online picture...

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$95

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Level 1

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Science Fiction and Fantasy may transport readers to a planet light-years away or deep inside the caves of a far-distant past. Whether extrapolating science into futuristic technology or conjuring new forms of mabe, opening the door to any possibility. To write great science fiction or fantasy, you must splice together the skills of a fiction writer...

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$434

10 sessions

Creating Your Book for Children

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Having a children's book published in today's tough market may seem like an impossible dream. But, in reality, getting your book idea into shape and into print can hinge on just the right advice from a pro. Do you need an agent? Should you connect with an artist? What about self-publishing? In a DC-area exclusive one-session workshop, nationally-known...

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$50

Creating Memorable Characters for Young Readers

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

While a good plot may intrigue, readers only become absorbed when they connect with the main character. How do you create a fictional character who will engage young readers from the first page? How can you make dialogue reveal your characterÕs personality?  Explore the elements of crafting fictional characters, both realistic and imaginary,...

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$80

2 sessions

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Writing a Middle Grade/Young Adult Novel

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Stop spinning your wheels and start writing your first draft! In this class you will generate ideas, write beginning scenes, and flesh out the plot for your novel.  Learn about story structure, characterization, conflict, outlining, and other craft topics, with a special focus on writing for young people. Each week participants will read...

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$215

6 sessions

Writing the Modern Fairy Tale

at The Writer's Center - Capitol Hill 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

This workshop will reintroduce you to the elements of fairy tales and folk tales familiar to us as children, but so often transformed when we become adults—from Scheherazade to The Brothers Grimm to J.M. Barrie.  In class discussion will examine why we continue borrowing from this genre and elaborating upon it, tapping local legends and learned...

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$145

2 sessions

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