July 28-31, 2022

New York City


Tackling Tragedy in Young Adult Fiction with Different Mediums

How can children’s writers approach tragedy in an original way without succumbing to cliché? In this workshop, you will discuss structural choices in tackling traumatic events—bullying, death, natural disasters—while giving examples of ways these applications break boundaries and add perspective in articulating story. By tackling tragedy in young adult novels, this workshop will open the discussion on how all writers can approach writing difficult subjects through the use of different mediums. Participants will be introduced to various examples of young adult fiction—historical fiction, graphic novels, hybrids—and be able to engage in these various forms through specific writing exercises.