Current Course Schedule

Writing for Children: Finding Your Voice

So you want to write a children's book! Here is a workshop to help you get started once and for all. In this friendly, supportive environment, class discussions will focus on all aspects of good storytelling and good writing, including tone of voice, clear dialogue, characters who feel real, and beautiful language. You will 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.
Term(s) offered: Fall, Spring and Summer
Format: online
  • Course Number
  • Focus On
    Across Ages
  • Category
    Career Development, Online
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $460 14.0 CTLE or 1.4 CEU


Fall 2023

  • Section 1:
    • Amy Hest
      Amy Hest
      is the author of more than 45 books for children of all ages, including The Summer We Found the Baby (Candlewick Press, August 2020), 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 in the field

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

"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 in the field