Classes & Workshops

Ages: 14+

Writing the Young Adult Novel

Instructor(s): Private: Robert Ricks
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Have you ever felt that you could just scream from all the angst of adolescence? Well, here is your chance. We will survey great works of YA Fiction, such asThe Catcher in the Rye and The Outsiders, to learn where YA literature came from, and newer works to see where it is going. You will share what you find compelling about your favorite YA novels. Most importantly, you will craft a YA story of your own. Whether you have a novel-in-progress, a short story to expand, or a fresh idea, this class is for you. You can plumb the emotional depths and nuances you see going on in teen life through a vivid character. You can use your witty pen to skewer the ridiculous behavior of adults and other teens who make life miserable. You might go on to win the Printz Award for YA!