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Intro to Writing for Children and Teens!


Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesday, October 7th
10:30 am - 12 noon

New Class, New Instructor

Would you like to try your hand at writing for children or teens, but don’t know where to start? How about your own memories? In this one-session class, you’ll use a prompt to write a short memoir piece, then you’ll transform that piece into fiction for young readers. You’ll learn how altering story elements such as conflict, point of view, and event outcomes can spark an entirely new work. Participants will receive the prompt a few days before our session to complete a 10-minute memoir assignment to bring to class. The fee for the workshop is $10. Workshop is limited to 8 students.

Students must register by Sunday, October 4th to receive the prompt and the Zoom link.

If you like this workshop, consider registering for a more in-depth class beginning on Wednesday, October 21st.

About the Instructor:

Tina Tocco’s writing for children 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, Harpur Palate, Ovunque Siamo, Best Small Fictions 2019, and Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana. In 2019, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in fiction. 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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