Adapting Literature, Myths, and Fairy Tales for New YA Audiences

WRITING 745.2E

Use familiar tales and stories as a jumping off point to craft your own young adult novel.

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Starting at $79.00
As few as 1 day
0.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Identify powerful and timeless plots
  • Adapt familiar stories and themes for young adult readers
  • Translate classic tales into contemporary retellings
  • Experiment with in-class writing exercises
  • Identify your novel’s characters, settings, and point of view

About this course:

Learn how to adapt classic literature to craft your own contemporary YA novel, and boldly step into the fastest-growing genre in publishing. We explore how to put your spin on plot, theme, character, setting, and point-of-view and then how to breathe life into your creation. With in-class writing exercises, you have a chance to flex your writing muscles and receive feedback on a high-level concept. You leave with an idea (or several) as well as a rough outline and synopsis for your novel.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Kim Askew
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Fee:
$79.00
27 days left. Enroll by Oct 19, 2018
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 100 students. No refund after October 19, 2018.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 19, 2018
Course Requirements
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Discussion
Sat Oct 20, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65

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