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Writing for Children & Teens Workshop


Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesday, January 13, 20, 27, February 10, 17, 24
10 am - 12 pm

Via Zoom

Have you always wanted to write for kids, but never knew where to start?  Maybe you’re already working on your own stories or novel for young people, but don’t know where to get feedback. In this workshop, we’ll spark our creativity with in-class prompts and (optional) take-home exercises, receiving supportive feedback. Students are also welcome to bring work they’re developing outside of class — even the messiest drafts are encouraged! Beginning and experienced writers welcome.

The fee for the 6-week, 12-hour workshop is $150. Workshop is limited to 8 students.

About the Instructor: Tina Tocco’s writing for children has appeared in HighlightsHighlights High FiveCricketAppleSeedsHumpty DumptyTurtle Magazine for Preschool KidsPockets, 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 ReviewCrab Creek ReviewPotomac ReviewRiver StyxHarpur PalateOvunque SiamoBest 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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