Friday, December 5, 2014

Writing for Children & for Young Adults with guest speaker Anne Shone, senior editor, Scholastic Books

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
a New York Times 
#1 bestselling author
and one of Brian's students
Writing for Children & for Young Adults ~ the world’s hottest market
Saturday, May 2
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oakville Central Library, 
120 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario
(Parking is around the back of the library and then up the hill a bit on Water Street, across from the Canoe Club. Map here.)

If 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 1,000 words if that will get you to the end of your picture book or to the end of your first chapter.) 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 publishes Quick Brown FoxCanada’s most popular blog for writers (see here) and is the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing Inc). But his proudest boast is that he’s has helped many of his students get published. 

Anne Shone, Senior Editor,
Scholastic Canada
Guest speaker Anne Shone is a Senior Editor at Scholastic Canada. Anne has worked in book publishing for close to twenty years, concentrating on children’s books for the last fifteen. In that time, she has worked with many of Canada’s top children’s book authors and illustrators. Recent highlights include picture books: Fox and Squirrel and Shh! My Brother's Napping by Ruth Ohi, Goodnight Canada by Andrea Beck, and Never Let You Go by Patricia Storms;  novels: The Opposite of Geek by Ria Voros and Love is a Four Letter Word by Vikki Van Sickle, and myriad nonfiction titles at Maple Tree Press and Scholastic Canada, with Helaine Becker, Elin Kelsey, Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky, to name just a few. 

Fee: 40.71+ 13% hst = 46 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or 43.36 + 13% hst = 
49 if you wait to pay at the door

To reserve a spot now, email

See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Toronto, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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