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 teaches at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Saint John. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers and is the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing). But his proudest boast is that he’s has helped many of his students get published.
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 (Scribble by Ruth Ohi, What Is Peace? by Wallace Edwards and Mittens to Share by Emil Sher, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher); novels (Speechless by Jennifer Mook-Sang, Young Man with Camera by Emil Sher and Bounced by Ted Staunton); and nonfiction (Colossal Canada: 100 Epic Facts and Featsby Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky and The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace by Linda Granfield and illustrated by Brian Deines), to name just
Fee for CAA members: 38.94 + hst = 44 paid in advance or 46.90 + 13% hst = 53 at the door.
Fee for the general public: 43.36 + 13% hst = 49 paid in advance or 46.90 + 13% hst = 53 at the door
To register, please make out a cheque to Brian Henry and mail it to:
Brian Henry, 110 Reiner Road, Toronto, ON M3H 2L6
Brian Henry’s website is Quick Brown Brown Fox