Although we previously publicized the Young Adult novels panel, featuring Catalina Claussen and Nicholas Varner, unfortunately, Nick had to drop out. Given the demand for more writing instruction, we have revamped this presentation into a workshop addressing the writing of young adult novels.
Join us on Sunday, October 29, from 10-11 am MDT, Session C, for this in-demand workshop on writing YA fiction. Venue: Global Resource Center Auditorium, WNMU. Catalina Claussen will explore the art of characterization and the interplay of interior and exterior dialogue. The exercises that will be offered are designed to illuminate the wonder of “writing what you know,” in both poetry and prose, especially in YA fiction. She will share how these strategies have shaped her own writing and encourage you to draw these elements into your own work.
Catalina Claussen is an award-winning young adult novelist, poet, and short story author from southwest New Mexico. She delights in exploring the deep connection between place and character. Her works include young adult novel Diamonds at Dusk, the sequel Diamonds at Dawn and standalone novel Holding on to Hope.