Friday - October 24, 2014


Welcome to the World of Children's Literature:  What Writers Need to Know before They Begin - Crystal Bowman & Teri McKinley

 For writers who would like an introduction to the genre of children's literature, this session will get them started in the right direction.  Learn the do's and don'ts of writing for children as well as the sub-genres within the genre of children's literature.  Gain insight into the world of publishing and writing for children.  A question and answer time will be included.





Saturday - October 25, 2014


The Nitty-Gritty of Writing for Children:  Advanced Workshop for Writers of Children's Literature - Crystal Bowman & Teri McKinley

This is a six-hour continuing class workshop on writing for children by two experienced authors.  Writing for children is fun but it's also challenging!  This continuing class will cover the basics of writing for children as well as disset the subgenres within the genre children's literature.  From board books and picture books, to Bible story books and books for beginning readers, writers need to know the specifics in order to catch the attention of a publisher.  For each sub-genre within the genre of children's literature, we will take an in-depth look at vocabulary, word play, word count, characters, plot, themes, point of view, and much more.  This session will also include a question and answer time as well as a critique session.  Writers are encouraged to bring along stories they have written for children ages 0-8.