CPS Course Schedule

Writing for Children: Findng Your Voice

So you want to write a children's book! Here is a workshop to help you get started, once and forall. In this friendly, supportive environment, class discussions will focus on all aspects of good story telling and good writing, including tone of voice, clear dialogue, characters who feel real, and beautiful language. youwill return to your classes with a better understanding of the writing process so that you, in turn, can help each student to find pleasure in crafting a piece of writing in his or her voice.
  • Focus On
    Across Ages
  • Category
    Career Development
  • Cost
    $460 Course Fee


Summer 2 2019

  • Section 01: July 8, July 11, July 15, July 18, July 22, July 25, July 29
    • Amy Hest
      Amy Hest
      Amy Hest, MA is the author of more than 35 books for children of all ages, including In the Rain with Baby Duck (winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award), When Jessie Came Across the Sea (Christopher Award Winner), and Kiss Good Night (a New York Times best seller and Christopher Award Winner.) Hest's focus is on family relationships and she wants you to know that everything she writes is personal! Ms. Hest has an MA of Library Science from C.W. Post College and a BA from Hunter College.

"This class, and in particular the prompt Amy gave, was what spurred me to do a lot more writing and it’s since become a really fun and important part of my life."
—Kerry E.

"This class provided me with a wonderful and extremely helpful point to start from when writing for children. It developed me personally to a great degree and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be so enriched and inspired"
—Teacher, 25 years

"I have a whole new tool box regarding how and what to write when writing children's books!"
—Kathleen H., Teacher, 35+ years

"This class gave me insight to how to write a story. It helped me step back and really analyze my writings in a positive way."
—Nicole J., Teacher, 14 years