Workshop 3A: From a Child's Point of View: Voice and Language in Children's Books with Sara Leach
Mine your childhood emotions and use those memories to create characters, conflict and language that will resonate with readers.
Time & Location
Sep 17, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bowen Island, 430 Bowen Island Trunk Rd, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada
About the Event
Mine your childhood emotions and use those memories to create characters, conflict and language that will resonate with children. In this workshop, Sara will discuss the structure of picture books, chapter books and middle-grade novels. Participants will take part in fun exercises to tap into memories, play with language and create audience-appropriate similes and metaphors.
About Sara Leach
Sara Leach is the author of nine books for children, including the acclaimed Slug Days trilogy. Her middle grade novel, Count Me In, has been translated into four languages, and won the Red Cedar Book Award. Sara is a frequent presenter at writing festivals, elementary schools and public libraries across North America. She has worked as a teacher-librarian for almost thirty years in Whistler, BC. When she isn't teaching or writing you can find her skiing, hiking and biking on Whistler's trails.