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Crafting Successful Characters in Children’s Literature
August 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Kathy Erskine
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Tuesday, 8/6/19 | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Characters can make or break your story, whether you’re writing picture books, early readers, or middle grade and young adult novels. We’ll talk about how to make caustic characters engaging, bland characters attention-grabbing, and all characters feel like real people. This is a hands-on workshop so come prepared to do exercises in class—not sit-ups and pushups … unless, of course, that’s what your character does, in which case, it’s mandatory! Bring your characters with you, and if you don’t have one at the moment, your own self will do.
Kathryn Erskine is the author of six children’s novels including National Book Award winner, Mockingbird, Jane Addams Peace Award honor book Seeing Red, and most recently, The Incredible Magic of Being, and the picture book, Mama Africa: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with her Song. She draws on life stories and world events in her writing and is currently working on several more novels and picture books.