Author Jack Gantos Speaks on How to Craft Great Stories from Journals

Program Description:  We are pleased to present, as part of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, author Jack Gantos speaking on “Using Student Journals to Snoop Out & Draft Great Stories”. Join Jack for a lively and instructive in-service on how to use his book “Writing Radar” to set up journals to capture, organize, and polish productive short stories.

Date/Time: Friday, May 3, 3:30-5:30pm

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Today’s Journals Are Tomorrow’s Literature: A Presentation by Jack Gantos

In collaboration with the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, we are pleased to present Today’s Journals Are Tomorrow Literature: Using Your Journal to Write, Organize and Polish Great Stories. a special presentation from acclaimed Newbery Award-winning author Jack Gantos on Friday, May 4, 3-4pm in the library’s Community Room.
 
Today’s Journals Are Tomorrow Literature will give an exciting in-depth look on how to set up a journal, map out and brainstorm ideas, and then pull ideas from the journal to work into a short story and goes over elements of storytelling such as character development, problem/solution, and the importance of double endings of both physical and emotional plots. Although the presentation is centered on third and fourth graders and up, Gantos’s writing techniques can be utilized by all ages. We encourage all ages of the general public to attend the workshop.

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