Writing for Children and Young Adults

A class for adults in Christchurch, NZ

A thorough introduction to the current children’s book market. Each class will focus on how to write for a particular age group, with sessions on picture books, early readers, middle grade fiction, and young adult novels. The second hour of each class will be devoted to constructive critique of students’ works-in-progress.

Summer/Autumn 2021

Dates: Saturday afternoons,
13 February – 27 March (6 sessions – no class on 20 February)
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Upper Riccarton Library and Community Centre
Cost: $75 (thanks to funding from the Christchurch Creative Communities Fund!)
Registration: Course is FULL. To be placed on the waitlist and first to know about future courses, email elissa@ebweissman.com.

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.”