MFA 730 Advanced Writing for Children:Exploring Genres

This course will explore various children's fiction genres. The focus will be on children's writing up to young adulthood and will include consideration of genre themes such as: fantasy; fairy tales; realistic and historical fiction; child related educational (counting, alphabet, informational); and drama. Experimentation in writing in a variety of genres will be a key element of the course, while students begin to focus on the types of writing that they are inspired towards. The course work will lead directly towards the thesis/portfolio work.