Fiction For Children And Young Adults

  • 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10023 United States
  • Wed, May 03 - Wed, June 14 (Except May 31st)
    06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    $300 members / $345 public

If you've always wanted to write a children's book or a YA novel, this workshop is for you. Participants will share their chapters or picture book texts with their fellow writers and with the instructor. In a supportive environment, individual critiques and class discussion will help you discover your story. Instructor's approval required prior to registering. Email a one- to three-page writing sample or synopsis of your novel or picture book in progress to Once approved, call 646.505.5708 to register.


Laura Geringer Bass is the author of 20 books for children and young adults including the bestselling A Three Hat Day, an ALA Notable Book illustrated by Arnold Lobel, a Top Ten featured selection on LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow. Her YA fantasy, Sign of the Qin, an ALA Best Book, was shortlisted for the Printz award. Myth Men, her popular series of graphic novels, was adapted by CBS as an animated TV show. She has worked with numerous publishing houses and entertainment studios including HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Hyperion/Disney, Dreamworks, Fox, and CBS. Laura Geringer Books, an award-winning imprint of HarperCollins, sold over fifty million books worldwide, including the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie franchise, and modern day classics by William Joyce, Brian Selznick and others. Laura has discovered and collaborated with some of the most celebrated authors and artists in the field of children's books. She enjoys helping new and veteran writers with their stories. She is a member of New York Writers Workshop.