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Writing for Children by Melissa Hekkers

Nov 1 2017 - 17:30 to Dec 13 2017 - 17:30
programs
Course

1 - 22 November & 13 December 2017
Every Wednesday | 17:30 - 19:00 

A writing for children short course for adults

A five-week short course, meeting for an hour and a half every Wednesday, will take you through the basic steps towards writing a story. Both in theory and in practice, the workshop aims to introduce you to the art of writing for children.

Every week, different aspects and exercises will cover topics such as the main characteristics of children's literature, how to create a successful plot for young readers, creating characters and backdrop settings, and also finding and developing the story you want to tell.

On the fifth and last meeting of the workshop, participants will be able to get hands on feedback on the story they have begun to write and encouraged to follow their steps. 

The workshop will be carried out in English but written works can be done in Greek.

The workshop days will be as follows:
1, 8, 15, 22 November and the fifth and final meeting on 13 December 2017.

Paticipation fee: €100

Melissa Hekkers is a Belgian born journalist, columnist and writer. She has been living and working in Cyprus since 2004. She is also the author of a number of award winning children’s books including Crocodile which won the State Illustration award in 2017, Flying Across Red Skies which was nominated for a State literature award, Pupa and her latest My Nicosia Mandala Colouring Book published in 2016. All her children's books have been published in both Greek and English.

11 May
€ 45
5 May to 12 May
€ 35
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