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Jumpstart Series: Writing for Children


Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesdays, January 19th-February 9th
11:30 am - 1 pm

Via Zoom

Want to try writing for kids? Need something to spark your creativity? In this workshop, all you have to bring is your love of words. Each week, you’ll write to in-class exercises and receive positive feedback from a group of students who, like you, want to get their feet wet in children’s writing. You’ll also discuss the writing process and get tips and advice — all in a low-key environment. Plus, you’ll receive (optional) take-home exercises to keep your fingers flying during the week. Jumpstart your writing life in the new year! 

Returning Jumpstart students:  This session contains brand-new prompts, so it’s appropriate for Jumpstart returnees.

The fee for this 4-week, 6-hour workshop is $120 Workshop is limited to 8 students.

Students must register by Tuesday, September 14th to receive the Zoom link.

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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