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MCW635 Writing for Young Adults

Lead Faculty: Mr Frank Montesonti

Course Description

Two-month advanced writing workshop for students interested in writing for younger audiences. Students will write original works for young adult audiences and survey the history of young adult literature with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing for young adult audiences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate the specific elements of successful writing for various age groups
  • Distinguish age-appropriate narrative structures and vocabulary
  • Evaluate different genres for young adults (including science fiction, fantasy, etc.)
  • Write age-appropriate literature that is identifiable by contemporary standards of young adult writing.