Workshop – Writing for Children

Do you have an idea for a children’s book but don’t know how to get started? Whether your idea is more suitable for young readers or older, now’s the time to dust off that idea and turn it into a reality.

During this workshop, some of the topics covered will be:

– writing for a specific age group

– setting the scene

– developing characters

– developing plot

–  illustrations

Come prepared to write! Bring along writing tools so you can practice writing for children and get feedback.

About your instructor:

Susan Rocan is an educator turned writer. She has two Bachelor of Education degrees, first majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology, then Elementary Education. Although she has always loved creative writing, she didn’t seriously start to write until her youngest began Kindergarten and she finally had some free time. She has written short stories for those in the younger grades, as well as those in Middle School. She also has two Young Adult novels, Withershins and Spirit Quest, both published by Great Plains Publications here in Winnipeg. She is now the grandmother to a ten-year-old, who continues to inspire her love for children’s literature.

When: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 2:00 pm
Where: Room 424 – 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, as well as virtually for out-of-towners
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