Summer Workshop Program 2023
Whether you are a beginner, a novice, or someone deeply entrenched in kid lit publishing, let’s get together and workshop middle grade and young adult works in a supportive and focused atmosphere. Students should bring existing work for critique; whether it’s the beginnings of a first draft or one of the last revisions, we’ll explore and discuss how to get your story where you’d like it to be. We will also generate new writing with prompts and questions that will help you get into the age of your characters. The goal of the workshop is to revitalize and sustain your passion for your work and to add fuel to finish a draft when you leave.
Sara Farizan (she/her) is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of the young adult novels Dead Flip, Here to Stay, Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, and the Lambda Literary award winning If You Could Be Mine, which was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Best YA Books of All Time. She has stories in the anthologies Fresh Ink, All Out, The Radical Element, Hungry Hearts, Come On In, and Fools in Love. She also had a dream come true in writing a DC comics middle-grade graphic novel, My Buddy Killer Croc and the middle grade novel Opportunity Knocks for Scholastic.