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Setting as Character in Middle Grade/Young Adult

Intermediate | A well-developed setting transports a young reader firmly into another world. We’ll analyze strong settings from recent MG/YA novels, seeing how place can comfort and/or challenge the main character and deepen inner growth. For in-class writing exercises, we’ll use prompts to explore giving setting a personality, both as a refuge and as a threat. This class is intended for adult writers of middle grade/young adult fiction.

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Instructor: Amanda Hosch

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 10/17/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$81.00 Member Price:
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Amanda Hosch

Amanda Hosch (she/her) is the author of the middle grade mystery, MABEL OPAL PEAR AND THE RULES FOR SPYING. An English as a Second/Foreign Language teacher by profession, she taught abroad for almost a decade. A fifth generation New Orleanian, Amanda now lives in Seattle with her family, two rescue cats, and a ghost cat. Currently, she writes copy for tech companies and volunteers with refugees as ESL Talk Time Facilitator.

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