Writing for Young Adults
Intelligent and searching, original and impassioned, lit from within and motivated by a desire to start a conversation about what it means to be alive, to choose, to yearn, to be different, to take a stand, to get along, and to hope, the best books written for middle grade and young adult readers are, most assuredly “big” books, the kind that live with readers long after the last pages have been read and the books slipped back onto the shelf. In this intensive (and fun) workshop, we’ll learn from some of the greatest MG/YA writers about the creation of voice, tone, and setting—and the secrets of narrative risk. We’ll read, share, write, and talk, and emerge with an enriched understanding of the possible. Open to all.