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Certificate in Writing for Children

Approved by the UW Department of English 

Certificates » Writing for Children
Program Features
  • Guest speakers, including notable published children’s book authors
  • In-class writing and peer workshops
  • Year-end class anthology showcasing your writing
  • Opportunity to submit your work to Stratus: Journal of Arts & Writing
Who Should Apply
  • Individuals interested in writing fiction and nonfiction for children
Investigate the world of children's fiction and nonfiction, including picture books, chapter books and novels. Learn to bring your own tales to life and captivate children's imaginations. Discover how to transform the idea of a story into an enthralling narrative. Explore how to use your own inner resources to strengthen your creative voice and prepare for the long, quiet phase of writing and rewriting on your own.
Key Outcome
You will learn the craft of writing as you discover your voice as a children's book author and gain an understanding of the children's publishing market.
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2015  Details Details UW Seattle 5126 In Development
Autumn 2014  Details Details UW Seattle 4740 Closed
Course Dates Days Instructor
Writing for Children: Foundations Sep 30 - Dec 9, 2014 Tu Stekly
Writing for Children: Intermediate Jan 6 - Mar 10, 2015 Tu Stekly
Writing for Children: Capstone Mar 31 - Jun 2, 2015 Tu Stekly
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