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Engaging Beginnings, Middles, and Endings When Writing for Children & Teens (Online seminar)

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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One event on January 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Instructor: Kathryn Erskine
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Session One: Sunday, 1/24/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Session Two: Sunday, 1/31/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Whether you’re writing a picture book, chapter book or novel for young readers, what are the elements you need for a great beginning? How much is enough to introduce the story and what is too much information? How do you manage the murky, meandering middle without getting sidetracked by beautifully written scenes that don’t move the story forward? How do you craft that powerful, satisfying, memorable ending? In the first class we’ll talk about the tools to create your beginnings, middles, and endings. For the second class, you’ll bring your new beginning, your outline or game plan for the middle, or your revised ending.

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.

Registration is closed for this ongoing seminar. 


January 31
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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