Writing Craft for Teens with K. Tempest Bradford & Alethea Kontis


Sundays & Thursdays, June 21–July 9, 12pm–1:30pm & 3pm–4:30pm

See It and Write It: A Writing Craft Class for Teens

Getting better at writing often means digging into elements of craft such as description, dialogue, voice, and more. In this class we’ll use The Picture Game to help you learn about or hone your craft skills. Students can use their own fiction or generate some new story seeds, all while having no-pressure fun. No matter how much experience you have writing (including none), we’ll give you tools to become even better at it.

About the Instructors:

K. Tempest Bradford is a science fiction and fantasy writer, writing instructor, media critic, reviewer, and podcaster. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies and magazines, she’s the host of ORIGINality, a podcast about the roots of creative genius, and her media criticism and reviews can be found on NPR, io9, and in books about Time Lords. When not writing, she teaches classes on writing inclusive fiction through Writing the Other.com.

New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, storm chaser, and geek. Author of over 20 books and 40 short stories, Alethea is the recipient of the Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant, the Scribe Award, the Garden State Teen Book Award, and two-time winner of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. She has been twice nominated for both the Andre Norton Nebula and the Dragon Award. When not writing or storm chasing, Alethea narrates stories for multiple award-winning online magazines, contributes regular YA book reviews to NPR, and hosts Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow every year at Dragon Con. Born in Vermont, she currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie.