A Kidlit Novel-Writing Workshop Opportunity in Eastern PA

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NOTE: This is not an SCBWI workshop but may be of interest to our members.

Middle grade author and Eastern PA SCBWI member Eric Bell is offering a kidlit novel-writing workshop this winter in Norristown, PA.

What is it? A Kidlit Novel-Writing Workshop (or KNoW for short)

Who would benefit most? Anyone interested in writing a novel for young people (chapter book, middle grade, or young adult)

What does it cost? $320 for eight weekly sessions

When is it? Roughly from late January/early February through late March/early April (more definitive dates will be available soon), 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Monday nights (though this may be flexible if enough people would prefer a different time)

Where is it? Eric’s house in Norristown

What will it include?

  • Freewriting every night with prompts designed to get you in a creative mindset, overcome writer’s block, and receive helpful feedback
  • Optional opportunities to bring in work from outside the group (maximum 15 pages) for critique
  • Discussion of craft, publishing, or anything kidlit related
  • A warm and supportive community of artists
  • Snacks!

How do I sign up? If you’re interested in the workshop or want to find out more about it, contact Eric at ericbellwriter@gmail.com.


Eric BellEric Bell has been teaching classes and workshops on children’s literature (“kidlit”) for the past year and has experience with teaching, writing, mentoring, editing, and helping writers find their voices. He has two published middle grade novels, Alan Cole Is Not a Coward and Alan Cole Doesn’t Dance, both out from HarperCollins. You can find out more about Eric on his website at www.iamericbell.com. There is also a Facebook group for KNoW, where he will occasionally post relevant information: https://www.facebook.com/Sayyestoknow

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