Take a much needed parenting time out – our version of the PTO; all while taking a stab at the prospect of getting a children’s book published. Starting on March 14th and for six consecutive Mondays nights, our friends at the Mark Twain House & Museum together with author Pegi Deitz Shea, will show you how to do just that! Want to write for children and teens? Do you have ideas but don’t know where to start or how to get published? Pegi will show you the range of children’s fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and help you write your book, while teaching you how to use constructive critique to improve your skills along the way. Come away from the six week course with at least one manuscript ready to submit to an agent or editor.
Pegi is the author of more than 400 articles, essays and poems for adults and children. She teaches writing to adults and young adults through the Institute of Children’s Literature and Children’s Literature and Writing at the University of Connecticut. She has given presentations at more than 400 schools, libraries and conferences around the country. A Connecticut resident, wife and mom of two – if you include her dog; that would make three! Pegi is also a two-time winner of the “Connecticut Book Award” and specializes in multicultural books on human rights topics including refugees, immigrants, and child labor.
Take a peek at Pegi’s books below and learn more by clicking here.
This course runs Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm on six consecutive Mondays, beginning on Monday, March 14 and ending on Monday, April 18th. The cost of the course is $300 and space is limited. The course will be taught at the Mark Twain House & Museum located at 351 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. The Mark Twain House & Museum is known for many of its frequent author visits, special events and even a quarterly opportunity to get into the library and write uninterrupted for three hours. Register for this course here.