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Research and Writing: Children's Nonfiction for Education, Part 1

Date: 4/28/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time: 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Intermediate

Genre: Children's and Young Adult Literature

• Regular: $52.50
• Member: $47.25
• Low-Income: $36.75

If you've tried to get your creative work published and haven't been able to yet, come to this session to discover another writing option. Schools need more nonfiction, which means educational publishers are looking for skilled writers to research, write, and work with an editor(s).

Let me emphasize research. This is time-consuming and sometimes frustrating, but if you love learning new things and enjoy making that information accessible for children, this is the genre for you. Even fiction writers are welcome to explore this genre, especially since fiction sometimes entails a lot of research, too. You'll learn how to apply for assignments, what to expect from a contract, the pros and cons of the genre, and more. Bring a work sample for children and a laptop/tablet.