Carmela has taught writing classes for both children and adults since 1998. (She also occasionally teaches courses in Children's Literature and Adolescent Literature.) See below for a listing of classes for adults. For children's classes, see the right-hand sidebar.
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Six-Week Hands-On Workshop: Writing for Children and Teens
In this six-week workshop, author Carmela Martino presents the building blocks of writing for children and teens in a variety of formats, including picture books, short stories, and novels. Learn how to create characters, plots, and settings that will engage young readers. Practice selecting the point of view and voice that best fits both your story and audience. Receive feedback on your work-in-progress in a nurturing, supportive environment.
Note: Please register at least TWO weeks before the class start date.
Class meets Thursdays, 7—9 p.m., April 20-May 25, 2017
Course ID: HUMNT-0002-201.
To register online, click the College of DuPage link below. Please register at least TWO weeks before the class start date.
College of DuPage is located at:
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
For Continuing Education information, call (630) 942-2208.
Watch this space for updates when new classes for adults are scheduled, or, to receive updates via email, sign up for Carmela's e-newsletter in the right sidebar.
Mayslake Peabody Estate is located at:
1717 W. 31st Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
To register for the class, call Mayslake at (630) 206-9566.
For information about the Mayslake Peabody Estate, click the following link. You can also register online--see the link below.
"Carmela's class was outstanding. I have a list of revisions to make from all that I learned. If you ever have a chance to take any of her classes I can assure your money and time will be well spent.”
"I would like to sing the praises of Carmela Martino, teacher extraordinaire. . . . Attendees at all experience levels got valuable ideas and insights from the exercises she shared, as well as the experiences she described in working through the writing of Rosa, Sola.”
"I just wanted to celebrate Carmela Martino. . . . The exercises she offered were extremely helpful. Her emotions poured out as she described the writing process she went through with her novel Rosa, Sola. Thank you, Carmela, for inspiring me to dig deep into my soul to write compelling (let's hope) children's literature.”
Oak Park, IL
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