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Kid in a Candy Store: Finding Your Sweet Spot in Children's Books

  • October 09, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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When people hear “children’s book,” they usually think of picture books like Goodnight, Moon or Where the Wild Things Are. But there is so much more to explore! In this session, you’ll get a taste of everything from picture books to early readers, chapter books and books for middle grade readers. Through discussion and exercises, you just might discover your children's book writing sweet spot! 

This workshop is presented as part of 2020 Fort Collins Book Fest.

Instructor Bio: Denise Vega is the award-winning author of seven books from toddler to teen, including If Your Monster Won't Go to Bed, a 2018 Crystal Kite Award winner and Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? (Colorado Book Award winner, Colorado Authors’ League Award, Américas Award Commended Title). Books for older readers include her middle school “blog” books: Click Here (to find out how i survived seventh grade) – a Colorado Book Award winner – and its sequel: Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages). Denise is on faculty for the Regis University MFA in Creative Writing, Lighthouse Writers Workshop and the Professional Creative Writing Program at University College, University of Denver. Denise lives in Denver with her family where she loves to hike, walk, read, and eat dark chocolate and French fries. Find out more at

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