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This class is for writers in some stage of working on a novel for young adults, anywhere from initial concept to final draft. Using the four doorways into story—language, character, story and setting—we’ll investigate successful approaches to writing novels for young adults. Readings will include Meg Rosoff, Maggie Stiefvater, M.T. Anderson, Elizabeth Wein, and Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket). Expect exercises and generative opportunities in class. Each student will have one opportunity to share work and receive feedback.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 6 SessionsFiction
Start Date: 10/20/2014
End Date: 11/24/2014
Days of the Week: Monday
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Karen Finneyfrock's debut young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, was published by Viking Children’s Books in 2013. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. A member of four National Poetry Slam Teams, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germany sponsored by the US Embassy.