Workshop with Lilliam Rivera
The Young Ones: How to Write Young Adult Fiction
Dates: Monday, August 10th - Friday, August 14th
Time: 5:00-6:30 pm EST
Location: online via Zoom
Class Size Limit: 12 students
The Outsiders. The Hate U Give. Walk into any bookstore and you will find an exciting array of young adult fiction that covers every genre—from contemporary stories tackling social justice themes to science fiction bringing other worlds to life. This course will break down the mystery of writing young adult, from capturing the young protagonist voice to writing realistic dialogue to worldbuilding. We will study excerpts from young adult authors and complete writing exercises meant to generate work for the start of our novels.
Bio: Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of children’s books. Her middle-grade novel Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit (Little, Brown) and young adult novels Dealing in Dreams and The Education of Margot Sanchez (both by Simon & Schuster) are available now in bookstores everywhere. Lilliam's forthcoming young adult novel Never Look Back publishes September 1, 2020 by Bloomsbury. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Elle, to name a few. Lilliam lives in Los Angeles.