1717 – Writing for Children: Introduction

About this course
This course is the first step in the children’s writing stream of the Certificate in Creative Writing. You’ll explore the vibrant world of children’s literature, absorb basic literary technique and emerge with a draft of a picture book, story or opening chapter. You’ll meet a community of writers working in your genre and pick up advanced tips on writing picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels and young adult fiction. There will also be a primer on how to get published.

What you’ll learn
Understand the structure and techniques of telling stories for children.
Know trends and innovations in Canadian children’s literature.
Understand the publishing process.
Complete a draft of a picture book or early reader, or the opening chapter of a middle grade or young adult novel.

Classes are online and recorded. Attendance in the live sessions is not mandatory.

Classes run from September 26 – November 14 (weekly on the Tuesday), 6:30-900 PM, ET.

For full information and to register, https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/1717-writing-children-introduction