Current Course Schedule

The Writer’s Room: Fine-tuning Your Story in a Supportive Community

We are offering this workshop for committed writers who enjoy the writing process and want to come together each month to share their works in progress and receive feedback from other committed writers. This is a safe, supportive place to try out what you've been working on independently in a facilitated workshop. Occasional guest speakers from the publishing world will join the group to discuss different aspects of writing, such as writing from an illustrator’s perspective or to provide personal viewpoints on the writer’s experience. Prerequisite: Writing for Children: Finding Your Voice.
Term(s) offered: Fall, Spring and Summer
Format: online
  • Course Number
  • Focus On
    Across Ages
  • Category
    Career Development, Online
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $390 12.0 CTLE or 1.2 CEU


Summer 2 2024

  • 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.
"I always learn a lot in this class! Amy is a fantastic teacher and a master at guiding the class as we share our work."- Kate Marcus

Amy's thoughtful discussions were always engaging and helpful."- Roslyn Streifer, 25 years in the field