Craft Talk: On Writing for Young Adults

Brittany Cavallaro will discuss strategies for brainstorming, planning, and writing your YA novel. We'll talk about how to create complex characters, how to craft both plot and emotional arcs, and how to pace your novel for a tense, interesting read. Great intro for anyone considering her workshop, The World at Stake.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Writer Brittany Cavallaro

Brittany Cavallaro's poems have appeared in AGNI, Gettysburg Review, Tin House, the Best New Poets anthology, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded the Milofsky Prize in Creative Writing. Recently, she was the recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, as well as fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author of A Study in Charlotte, the first book in a new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. 

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