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Cecil Castellucci teaches Young Adult Fiction Writing

Date: Sunday July 29, 2012 Time: 10 am to 2 pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $70 Nonmembers: $82 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101
Young Adult Fiction Writing Workshop
This terrific new workshop is designed for writers of all experience levels who are interested in writing young adult fiction but have yet to fully embark on a project. The YA genre will be examined and demystified, and the instructor will discuss–among other topics–what makes a book YA, and address fears about what is, and isn’t, allowed in the genre.  Students will do in-class writing exercises to get them exploring their stories and characters, and there will be an option to share some of these exercises with the group.  Each student will be expected to bring their favorite YA novel to discuss with the class. 
Cecil Castellucci is the author of  books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth. Her newest novel is The Year of the Beasts.  Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and a two time Macdowell Fellow. For more info go to