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Writing for Kids 101

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - February 24 @ 4:00 pm

Writing for Kids 101

with Tina Tocco

Details: This virtual class series will consist of two 3-hour sessions.
Dates: Saturday, February 17 and 24, 2024
Time: 1-4pm AKT
Location: Zoom

Description: Have you always wanted to write stories for kids, but never knew where to start? This class will let you get your feet wet in this fun genre. Don’t be nervous about sparking your creativity! We’ll use in-class prompts — everything from starter sentences to images, magical objects to inanimate objects — to help you generate new work in both sessions. Then, you’ll give and receive positive feedback in a low-pressure atmosphere. In between our two sessions, you’ll have time to polish a piece from Week 1 to bring back for further review in Week 2, if you like. In addition, you’ll receive (completely optional) take-home exercises to also keep you writing during the week. Whether you want to write for publication, yourself, or your grandkids, this workshop can help you get started.

This class will be most useful for writers new or returning to children’s writing, and is best suited toward writing for ages 8–18. However, all are welcome!

Pricing and Registration: This event is open to member and non-members. Non-member registration will open on January 1, 2024.

  • Member price: $120/person
  • Non-member price: $150/person

Scholarships: 49 Writers is offering one partial scholarship for this class to an individual who can demonstrate financial need. To apply, click here.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: If the event or class is cancelled for reasons beyond 49 Writers’s control, all fees will be refunded in full. In the event that an attendee is unable to attend for personal reasons, fees are nonrefundable.

About the Instructor: Tina Tocco’s work for children has been published in Highlights, Cricket, Humpty Dumpty, AppleSeeds, Odyssey, Pockets, and other magazines. Her children’s poetry collection, The Hungry Snowman and Other Poems, was released by Kelsay Books in 2019. Her short story “The Unknown Soldier” will appear in the middle-grade ghost story anthology Haunted States of America (Macmillan, 2024). A Manhattanville College MFA graduate, Tina is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a PAL member of SCBWI.


February 17 @ 1:00 pm
February 24 @ 4:00 pm
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