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Introductory Children’s Book Classes
IMAGINE A CHILDREN’S BOOK: PART I

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, 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.

  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • WhenWednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 4; 7:00-9:30 pm
  • How Much: $125
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers–all levels from beginners to those more experienced

Link to register: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F3600000CKFakEAH

IMAGINE A CHILDREN’S BOOK: PART II

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, 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

  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • WhenWednesdays, October 11, 18, 25, Nov1, Nov 8; 7:00-9:30 pm
  • How Much: $125
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers–all levels from beginners to those more experienced

Link to register: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S36000001SFwlEAG

Critique Groups

Weekly Tuesday Night Critique Group

This critique class is for dedicated writers who have work-in-progress. Bring copies of your manuscript for each of your colleagues; be prepared to share work every week. There will be 6 classes in this session and this class is limited to six students.  This session will be followed by a second that will begin on October 24.

  • When: 7:15-10:00 pm on Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10
  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers
  • How Much: $210
  • Space for one student
Weekly Thursday Morning Critique Group

This critique class is for dedicated writers who have work-in-progress. Bring copies of your manuscript for each of your colleagues; be prepared to share work every week. There will be 6 classes in this session and this class is limited to six students. The second session will begin on October 19.

  • When: 9:15am 1:00 pm on Thursdays,  September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12
  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers
  • How Much: $210
  • Register: This class is currently fully enrolled.

 

Monthly Critique Groups 

These critique classes are for writers who are still finding their stories and want to working on their craft. There will be 2 classes in the spring session and the classes are limited to six students.

  • When: Mondays  August 14, September 11, October 16, and November 13
    • Daytime Classes 9:30 am -12:00pm
    • Evening Classes 7:15 pm -10:00 pm
  • Where: 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Who: Children’s Book Writers
  • How Much: $40/ single class; Discounted Fall Session for all 4 classes $125
  • Register: email to confirm attendance
  •  Limit: 6 students

Professional Development Workshops

Reading Methods To Bring STEAM Into Your Classroom

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) are changing education! In this participatory workshop, teaching professionals will examine, analyze, and discuss recently published STEAM books. Together we will produce a collaborative resource of the most useful books. This 10 hour class will earn teachers 1 CEU credit.

Dates and Times:  Friday, 4:30-8:30pm & Sat. 9am-3pm, Oct. 6 & 7

Location: Susie Wilde’s home, 7400 Talbryn Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27

Fee: $125

Registration: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S36000003DaCIEA0

Family Classes

Family Writing Adventure: Creating a Parent-Child Journal

Course Description: Susie Wilde invites parents and their children 9-12 to begin a shared journal. This journaling class will offer prompts to guide parent-child teams to explore and celebrate their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Gain insights about your child, yourself and your relationship as you write about memories, life experiences and dreams for the future.

  • When: Sundays,  September 24, October 22, November 12; 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Where: Carrboro ArtsCenter,  300-G E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
  • Who: Parents and Children 9-12
  • How Much:  $108 (Tuition covers the cost of one parent and one child.)
  • Registration Link: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F3600000CKGspEAH