Writing for the Young Reader

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. Through a combination of lessons, exercises, and workshops, students will hone their craft with detailed study of the elements of fiction and a closer look at what makes children’s literature exciting, enduring, and fun. 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 student writing.

Spring 2018

Tuesdays, 6:45-8:45pm
April 3 – May 22


Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus


Click here to register directly through Johns Hopkins

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.”