Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Writing for Children and for Young Adults, Milton, Saturday, November 3


"Writing for Children & for Young Adults, the world's hottest market"
Saturday, November 3, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(But note, the instructor will be around till 4:30 to look at samples of your work.)
The Harrop Restaurant, 345 Steeles Avenue East, Milton, Ontario. (Just south of Hwy 401, just east of Regional Road 25, aka Martin Street. Map here.)

Whether you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you. Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love, and find out what you need to know to sell your book.

 Special option: You may, but don't have to, bring 2 or 3 copies of the opening couple pages (first 500 words) of your children’s book or young adult novel. (Or if 750 words will get you to the end of your picture book or to the end of your first chapter, bring that.) If you’re not currently working on a children’s story, don’t worry, we’ll get you started on the spot! 

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He is also the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing Inc).

"Brian’s the real deal. He isn't just an inspiring teacher – he's plugged into the publishing world! He got me an agent who sold my first novel, Bitten, to publishers around the world. More recently, my young adult novel, The Awakening, hit number 1 on the New York Times bestsellers' list. And Random House Canada, Bantam U.S. and Little Brown in Britain have contracted my next seven books."
~ Kelley Armstrong, Aylmer, Ontario, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Calling and other supernatural thrillers for teens and adults.

For this workshop, we have a spectacular setting: the Harrop Restaurant and GalleryCoffee will be available in the morning gratis and for lunch, the restaurant will lay out a buffet for us, including salads, sandwiches, fruit, dessert, drinks, etc. for $12 each.

(Or participants may go out for a bite or may brown-bag it, though, no outside food in the restaurant please).

Fee: $41.59 +  hst = $47 paid in advance
or $44.25 + hst = $50 if you wait to pay at the door

We have limited space for this workshop, so seating will be on a first-paid, first seated basis. To reserve a spot now, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca  

Photos: Two books by Brian's students – The Calling, a young adult novel by Kelley Armstrong and Business in Bangkok, a picture book by Lynn Westerhout.

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

2 comments:

  1. With the increased usage of cell phones, TV, etc. we need to get young children and teens more interested in reading books, but first you will have to get their attention. We all love a good spooky story. It could be the inner child in us that still fears the dark. I wrote a series of spooky stories for my grandchildren. They are intended to be read around the family camp fire (the fireplace). Moral lessons are also contained within these stories. My grandchildren loved the stories so much that I decided to publish them in ebook form on the KINDLE bookstore under the title SPOOKY MOON STORIES by RAYMOND THOR. Click here:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_i_0?rh=k%3Araymond+thor%2Ci%3Adigital-text&keywords=raymond+thor&ie=UTF8&qid=1344014633

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  2. I am also thinking to write some stories for children's, i write some stories for my children's, they liked and now trying to publish that stories for other children's ................

    Thank You
    Nell Jone

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