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How do you get your children’s book down on paper? What makes for a book that sparkles with style? Susie Wilde, children’s book columnist for the Raleigh News and Observer, unites 30 years of writing and reviewing experience to show you how to make a story sing. Wilde focuses on fiction elements needed to craft a strong story: images, dialogue, and vivid verbs. The class blends hands-on exploration of children’s books with writing exercises and opportunities to share your work.


To take this class you must have completed Part 1, or have instructor approval.

Wilde – Wednesdays, 8/26 – 9/23, 7pm-9pm (TACOL 2020)


About the instructor:

Susie Wilde has reviewed children’s books for thirty years. Currently, she writes a monthly column for Raleigh’s News and Observer and the Charlotte Observer and a bi-monthly column for the Chapel Hill Herald. She posts all her reviews on ignitingwriting/facebook. Her published works include a picture book, Extraordinary Chester, and a book for teachers, Write-A-Thon! How to Conduct a Writing Marathon and most recently she’s co-written a book about writing children’s books, Passage & Its Making. Wilde is a teaching artist who has spent the last fifteen years encouraging children and adults to think and write like writers. To learn more about Wilde, visit her website: ignitingwriting.com


This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes.


All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!