So you want to write for children? Great! This course will help you craft your story and understand the business of Kidlit. As we examine the genre, we will tackle challenging questions. Who is each story for? Does it appeal to children and adults in different ways? What assumptions does it make about the world of childhood and the relationships children have? How does it obscure, reveal, comment on, or attempt to change the truths of life—things like love, desire, satisfaction, hurt, difference, and sickness? What values does it establish—or subvert? What values or expectations are at stake as the story or pattern unfolds? We'll use questions like these to help drive our plots and ideas!
In partnership with StoryStudio Chicago.
This event will be held live online using Zoom. Once you have registered, check your email the day of the program for a link to join the meeting.