Classes & Workshops

Ages: 8-11

Secret Lives of Animals (CLASS FULL)

Instructor(s): Caren Pita
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.


From the talking beasts of Narnia, to Warrior cats, to the falcon Frightful, animal characters fill youth fiction with adventure, both realistic and fantastic. We’ll share our favorite animal stories and write some of our own. We’ll be inspired by a visit from the ZooMobile. We’ll make the kinds of choices authors face when writing animal characters: to anthropomorphize (make like humans) or not? Can they talk with each other, with other animals, with humans? How will they interact with human characters, if at all? How will human readers relate to them? How do we get the facts we need, and then decide whether to use them or not?


If you would like to make a request for an accommodation, please email us at at least 10 days prior to the event.



To register for this class, or to get more information, please call (585)-473-2590 x107.