Sat, Jul 09|
Writing for Teens and Young Adults (Teen Writers Welcome!) with Marianne Monson
We’ll talk about crafting memorable characters and engaging plots for a young adult audience and dive in with hands on writing exercises.
Time & Location
Jul 09, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Book series like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have drawn readers of all ages to young adult literature. In this creative writing workshop, we’ll look at some classics of the YA genre and consider what created popular appeal. We’ll talk about crafting memorable characters and engaging plots for a young adult audience and dive in with hands on writing exercises. This workshop is intended for adults who want to write for teens and for teen writers themselves.
Marianne Monson’s first career job was working as managing editor of a publishing house focused on children’s and young adult lit. She holds a BA in English Lit and earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, with an emphasis on writing historical fiction for YA and adults. She is the author of twelve books, many of which sell to the crossover market. She is founder and president of The Writer’s Guild.