author Karen Day, Newton MA

Fiction Writing for Children Workshop (Adults only)

Oh man! What I wouldn’t give to join this workshop but unfortunately, I am driving a soccer carpool at that same exact time. Karen Day won a Texas Bluebonnet award for her first book Tall Tales. She’s since published three books with Wendy Lamb, an über publisher that tends to nurture Newbery winners.

author Karen Day, Newton MA

This is the class description:

Over the last 20 years, the market for children’s novels has exploded. Yet writing for these age groups is challenging and more complicated than it may seem. In this workshop, local children’s book author Karen Day will introduce you to the world of novel writing for children. This will include an overview of the industry as well as tips on how to get started. Mostly this will be a place for brainstorming ideas and voice.

Participants will write, share and discuss their work. No experience is necessary. This workshop will meet on Thursdays from 7:30-9pm and run for four consecutive weeks, beginning May 30th. Workshop fee of $150.

WHEN: May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20

TIME: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHEREWaban Library Center, 1608 Beacon Street

COST: $150

TO REGISTER: Please fill out this page and mail it, along with your $150 fee, to Waban Improvement Society, P.O. Box 6, Waban, MA 02468. Checks should be payable to “WIS – Waban Library Center.” You many also hand this form/check in an envelope to a volunteer at the desk at the WLC. Please make sure to email us at to let us know you wish to register.

Spaces are limited. **In the event that the class fills before we received your registration, we will return your check. **

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WLC instructors assume no responsibility for injury to person/child listed above. The undersigned assumes all risks and hazards incidental to the conduct of these activities for him or herself or for his or her child. The undersigned releases and waives any and all claims against Waban Improvement Society, Inc. 

***A volunteer-run organization, the WLC depends on the financial support of patrons like you.***

2 Responses to “Fiction Writing for Children Workshop (Adults only)”
  1. Nancy B. says:

    What a great opportunity! Karen is talented, generous and kind – I worked with her on a library committee and she is so nice and funny, too! I also have carpool that night – drat.

    • Pragmatic Mom says:

      Hi Nancy,
      Yes, it is such a great opportunity to work a pro to develop a children’s book! I wish I could do it but I have a scheduling conflict this spring. Next time though, count me in!!

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