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Doorways to the Young Adult Novel

This class is for writers in some stage of working on a novel for young adults, anywhere from initial concept to final draft. Using the four doorways into story—language, character, story and setting—we’ll investigate successful approaches to writing novels for young adults. Readings will include Meg Rosoff, Maggie Stiefvater, M.T. Anderson, Elizabeth Wein, and Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket). Expect exercises and generative opportunities in class. Each student will have one opportunity to share work and receive feedback.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Karen Finneyfrock

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 10/20/2014

End Date: 11/24/2014

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$220.50 Member Price:
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$245.00 General Price:

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Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock is a poet and novelist in Seattle, WA. She 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 one of the editors of the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls and the author of Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, both released on Write Bloody press. A former Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House, Karen teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools, Seattle Writes and Young Women Empowered.

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