Writing for Children and Teenagers with Sarah Webb and Helen Carr
Starts: Thur 21 Sept 2017 [No class: Thur 2 Nov]
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Duration: 10 Weeks
Cost: €280/€260 Members
Our popular course is back with a twist. Sarah Webb will be joined by O’Brien Press editor, Helen Carr for three of the classes. Together they will give a detailed overview of the children’s book world and discuss how to catch an editor or agent’s eye. They will cover plot, character, setting and world building, dialogue, tension, writing voice and much more. Suitable for beginners and emerging writers.
Sarah Webb writes for both children and adults and has taught creative writing for over twenty years. She is also an experienced festival programmer and is the Children’s Literary Advisor to Listowel Writers’ Week. She was dlr Writer in Residence 2016 to 2017 and won the Children’s Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Books in 2015. Her latest book is A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea (with Steve McCarthy).
Helen Carr is a Senior Editor at The O’Brien Press. She edits a broad range of bestselling fiction and non-fiction for adults, young adults and children.