January Advanced Writing Workshop Worlds Without End: Deconstructing Classic Characters in Children’s Literature will be led by Alexandra Penfold, previous Editor at Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster, now AGENT at Upstart Crow Literary
When: Friday Jan. 18th, 2013, through Sunday Jan. 20th, 2013
Friday – Cocktails & Conversation Opener, 6pm to 7:30pm
Saturday – Lecture & Workshop, 9am to 5pm, coffee, beverages and lunch included
Sunday – Lecture & Workshop, 9am to 5pm, coffee, beverages and lunch included.
In this advanced class, students will look at many classic children’s literature characters from Harry Potter to Anne Shirley to Matilda and other beloved characters and discover how and why these characters live, and breathe — both on the page and in our imaginations. On Saturday, we will focus on characters and how they captivate us. On Sunday, we will discuss characters in conflict. Character-driven writing exercises will be sprinkled throughout the weekend and workshop will be held each afternoon.
Application deadline: Nov. 20th, 2012
12-15 pg workshop piece to be sent after acceptance, due: Dec. 1st, 2012.
Alexandra Penfold is an editor with Paula Wiseman Books at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers where she works on hardcover trade picture books, middle-grade fiction, and young adult novels. She has edited award-winning books by Meghan McCarthy, Marissa Moss, Carol Lynch Williams, Tammi Sauer, Robert Burleigh, Scott Magoon, Laura Schaefer and N. H. Senzai among others. Prior to becoming an editor, Alexandra was a children’s book publicist. She worked on media campaigns that appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, US News and World Report, and NPR’s All Things Considered, among other national and local media outlets.
Advanced Weekend Writing Workshops cost $375, or $300 each if taking more than one. See the full The Writing Barn Presents Advanced Writing Workshops 2013 season.