Events

Fall 2022 Writing Class

Imagine a Childrens’s Book: Part 1 (Virtual)

Course Description: For years you’ve dreamed of writing a children’s book.  You may even have a vague story idea. But how do you turn that into a workable plot? Susie Wilde, children’s book columnist for the Raleigh News and Observer for over 20 years, unites 30 years of writing and reviewing experience to teach you the steps that help give your story structure. From creating original characters to developing their motivations, conflicts, and finally resolutions, this class blends hands-on exploration of children’s books with opportunities to share your writing and ideas with fellow students.

When  Wednesdays, September 21, 28 October 5, 12,19;  7:00-9:00 pm
Who:  Children’s book writers, all levels of experience
Sponsor: Artscenter
How much: $112
Registration link: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F1Q00000hCY1zUAG

 

Imagine a Childrens’s Book: Part 2 (Virtual)

Course Description:  How do you get your children’s book down on paper? What makes for a book that sparkles with style? Susie Wilde, children’s book columnist for the Raleigh News and Observer, unites 30 years of writing and reviewing experience to show you how to make a story sing. Wilde focuses on fiction elements needed to craft a strong story: images, dialogue, and vivid verbs.  The class blends hands-on exploration of children’s books with writing exercises and opportunities to share your work. To take this class you must have completed Part 1, or have teacher approval.

When  Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30 and Dec 7;  7:00-9:00 pm
Who:  Children’s book writers who have taken Part 1, or have instuctor approval
Sponsor: Artscenter
How much: $112
Registration link: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F1Q00000hCY24UAG

 

Fall 2022 Critique Groups

 Tuesday Night Crit Group 

This critique class is for dedicated writers who have work-in-progress. Be prepared to share work every week. There will be 5 classes in this session, a one-week pause to regroup and then 5 more.  This class is limited to six students.

When: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm; September 20, 27: October 4, 11, 18 (Pause: October 25) ; Classes continue November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6
Who: Intermediate-Advanced Children’s Book Writers
How much:  $400/session of 10 classes

Class limited to 6 writers-Closed

 

Wednesday Morning Crit Group 

This critique class is for dedicated writers who have work-in-progress. Be prepared to share work every week. There will be 5 classes in this session, a one-week pause to regroup and then 5 more.  This class is limited to six students.

When: 9:00am-12:00 pm;  September 21,28;  October 5, 12, 19 (Pause: October 26) ; Classes continue November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7
Who: Intermediate-Advanced Children’s Book Writers
How much:  $400/session of 10 classes

Class limited to 6 writers

 

Events:

26th Wilde Awards 

This evening celebrates the 26th year that Susie Wilde has revealed the best children’s books for ages 0-adult. The evening will be offered through Susie’s page, Geems’ Gems.  Details will follow in the fall. Recording will be posted after the event.

When:  TBA
Who  Everyone who loves children’s books, ages 8 and up
Where  Virtual
How much: Free