“Finding Your Story: Using Personal Experience to Write for Kids”

Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to attend “Finding Your Story: Using Personal Experience to Write for Kids,” an interactive workshop led by author Tricia Springstubb. The workshop will explore the use of the people, places and memories important to a writer’s own childhood as springboards for writing picture books and middle-grade novels that turn a writer’s personal experience into something universal. 

The workshop will take place virtually Thursday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EST). Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. Registration is limited to 20 participants; reserve a spot by emailing writershouse@case.edu.

Learn more about the workshop.

About the speaker

Springstubb is the author of many books for kids, including the recent picture book Khalil and Mr. Hagerty and the Backyard Treasures and the chapter book series Cody and the Fountain of Happiness, both published by Candlewick Press, and the middle-grade novels What Happened on Fox Street, Moonpenny Island, and Every Single Second, all published by HarperCollins. Her books have been named to best of the year lists and chosen as Junior Library Guild and Parents Choice selections. A two-time winner of both the Ohioana Award for Juvenile Literature and the Ohio Arts Council Individual Award for Excellence, Springstubb lives in Cleveland Heights.