Writing for Young Adults
We will be writing for young adults – those mythical beings – both by writing in-class, and also going over work you generate this week, or have brought with you. We’ll be talking about things like voice, plotting, genre, courage, setting, truth-telling, audience, sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. We’ll be looking at some examples of great writing for young adults, trying to figure out, as fellow writers, how to write our own stories the best way possible. There are no prescriptions for writing, but we can find inspiration, support, and maybe even a few shortcuts. The workshop is run casually, but at a galloping pace, and all are warmly welcomed.
LIZ ROSENBERG has published more than twenty-five books for young readers, including two YA novels and five poetry anthologies. Her work is featured on PBS, in The New York Times, and The New Yorker. She is also a best-selling novelist and has published four books of poems. For the past twenty years she has been a children’s book review columnist for the Boston Globe, and she chaired the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.