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Trade Secrets: Writing for Children & Young Adults

with Nora  Raleigh  Baskin

Of course, there are no hard and fast rules to creative writing and if there are, they are meant to be broken. At the same time, there ARE guidelines rules to writing successful fiction, especially when writing for children and young adults. In this full day seminar, Nora Raleigh Baskin will share everything she wished she had known when she first started sending out her work for acceptance: From turning fact into fiction, plot vs character, the Single Sentence, writing realistic effective dialogue, to navigating the rapidly changing publishing world.  The bottom line is that you can bend the rules once you know what they are.

“Each time I begin a new novel, I have to remind myself of these things , all over again, as if for the first time.”

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: The Norwalk Inn, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Cost: $180

 

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Telling a Story Through Food

with Lorraine Gengo

No matter what genre, the best writing tells a story unique to that writer’s experience. Food memories are often some of the earliest, most evocative memories we have, and while unique to each of us, they have universal appeal. In this daylong class, we will examine the components of exemplary writing, explore through sensory exercise how to write descriptive narrative, eat a meal together, write about it, and share the results. Come prepared with the tools necessary for writing (laptop, pen and paper, etc.), and the rest will be provided (including snacks!).

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a 90-minute break for a working lunch)

Location: 5 Wall Street, 2nd floor, Norwalk, CT

Cost: $180 (does not include cost of prixe fixe meal TBA)

(We apologize in advance, but we cannot refund payments one week prior to the workshop or seminar. Class cancellations due to weather or any other reason will be rescheduled or refunded.)

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