U of G Open Learning Writing Course – Writing for Children

The University of Guelph's Open Learning program is offering a course on Writing for Children taught by Nadia L. Hohn this spring.

The course will be delivered remotely on Wednesday evenings from April 7, 2021 to May 26, 2021 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM using CourseLink and Zoom. Students will be required to participate in the live conferencing sessions each Wednesday evening.

Register here – https://courses.opened.uoguelph.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=4883411.

Learn how to pen a story that will capture the imagination of young readers in what will certainly be an engaging eight-week long writing workshop. In this course you will be introduced to the various sub-genres of children’s writing: picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels. An experienced author will provide an overview of the main ingredients required when attempting to write a successful book for a younger audience. Together you will explore several elements of the craft: point-of-view, character, plot, setting, tone and dialogue. Students will read several examples of great children’s literature, as well as write and workshop their own stories.