Writing for Young Readers

A Class for Adults

An in-depth approach to writing for children and teens designed to address the needs both of the beginner and of the more experienced writer. From picture books through young adult novels, this course will help you take your writing to the next level and get your story ready to send out. The first hour of each class session will contain a combination of readings, lessons, discussions, and creative writing exercises. The second hour of each class will be devoted to workshopping students’ writing.

Winter 2020

Would you be interested in enrolling in a course like this, or a general fiction workshop, in Christchurch in winter 2020? Please complete this five-minute survey to help Elissa plan.

Private Critiques

Looking for something more personal? Elissa regularly works with writers of all ages–in person and online–to provide honest, incisive feedback on their work.

For rates and more information, please email elissa@ebweissman.com.

“Elissa went above and beyond as a reader and mentor… her incredibly smart feedback pushed the story to another level.”

– MAGGIE, FORMER STUDENT