Evening Writing Workshop “Memoir Into Make Believe: Turning Your Life Into Children’s Fiction”


Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesdays, April 21st, 28th May 5th & 12th
6:30 pm - 8 pm

via Zoom

Want to write children’s books, but need some wonderful and wacky ideas? Your own life is a great way to generate material for children’s stories and novels. In this four-week class, you’ll use various prompts to write short memoir pieces, then you’ll transform those pieces into children’s fiction. We’ll recall everything from fun times to childhood adversaries. Then, we’ll alter our own histories to develop entirely new works. Participants will receive each week’s prompt a few days before each session to complete a 10-minute memoir assignment to bring to class.

The fee for the four-week workshop is $100 and limited to 8 participants.

About the Instructor: Tina Tocco is a longtime member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, where she has taught children’s writing and won multiple awards. Tina’s work has appeared in Highlights, Highlights High Five, Cricket, AppleSeeds, Humpty Dumpty, Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids, Pockets, and other children’s publications. She is the author of the children’s poetry collection The Hungry Snowman and Other Poems (Kelsay Books, 2019). Tina’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have also been published in various literary journals and anthologies, such as New Ohio Review, Crab Creek Review, Potomac Review, River Styx, Sou’wester, and Best Small Fictions 2019. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Tina earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell, the college’s national literary journal.

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