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Saturday @ The Writing Garden: Intro to Middle Grade & YA Novel + Promptapalooza
The Writing Garden
San Francisco, CA
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Saturday @ The Writing Garden: Intro to Middle Grade & YA Novel + Promptapalooza
Join us for the morning or afternoon session or register for both sessions.

The morning (from 9:00 a.m. to noon) will be:
Introduction to Writing the Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel

The afternoon (from 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) will be:
Writing Prompt-a-Palooza (open to all genres of Children's and YA writers)

If you sign up for both sessions (see ticket pricing) you'll get a discount.
Enrollment limited to twelve participants.

Morning session 9:00 a.m. to noon:
Introduction to Writing the Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel

What differentiates a middle grade novel from a young adult novel? This 3-hour class will explore the unique aspects of middle grade and young adult fiction including:

The various genres in middle grade and young adult literature

Creating empathetic characters

How to create an engaging opening, build vivid scenes and hook your reader.

Lynn will share some of her favorite middle grade and young adult novels, highlighting elements that make these books successful. You will have the opportunity to tap into your muse with a writing prompt or two, and begin to discover your own unique middle grade or YA voice.

Afternoon session 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.:
Writing Prompt-a-Palooza

You want to write for children or young adults--but perhaps you're not sure how to get started. Maybe you are in awe of other authors but wonder what your voice has to offer children or young adult readers. This class is for you.

This fun, 3-hour afternoon session is filled with writing prompts specially designed to explore your ideas, memories and characters. Then you'll begin to expand your writing into scenes filled with conflict and emotion.

Suitable for beginning as well as experienced writers in all genres of children's and young adult literature.

Taught by Lynn E. Hazen, MFA


The Writing Garden (View)
Near 24th Street & Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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