2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CCRWT 2400 Art and Craft of Writing Children's and Young Adult Literature

This workshop-based course introduces students to the art and craft of writing for children and young adults. By studying the elements that underlie children's and teen literature, students will gain a fuller understanding of what it means to write for these age groups. Students will balance readings that focus on universal themes, common approaches and the essentials of writing, with two research papers in the form of craft annotations, and the preparation of a manuscript, consisting of either two picture books, two short stories or an excerpt from a middle grade or young adult novel.




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