Young Adult/Children's Lit

  • Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: September 19, 2022
  • End Date: June 19, 2023
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $1530.00
  • Member Price: $1377.00

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Yearlong in Young Adult & Middle Grade Fiction

This class is open to those writing in any genre of fiction intended primarily for a younger audience. Through reading assignments, craft exercises, and workshopping your manuscript, you will develop and polish the teen voice, pace your storylines, and write the engaging characters that readers of young adult and middle grade fiction have come to expect. Industry professionals specializing in YA fiction will visit the class.


No class on 10/17, 11/28, 12/5, 12/19, 12/26, 1/2, 1/16, 2/20, 4/10, & 5/29.


Payment plans available. Contact for more information.


Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock is the author of two young adult novels, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children’s Books. She is the author of the poetry collection Ceremony for the Choking Ghost and co-editor of the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls (Write Bloody Publishing). Karen is a former Hugo House Writer-in-Residence, an alumna of Hedgebrook, the Bloedel Reserve and Mineral School, and a recipient of grants from The City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, and Artist Trust. As a spoken word artist, Karen competed on numerous National Slam Teams, toured nationally and internationally, and acted as a Cultural Envoy for the US Department of State.