Introduction to Writing Children’s Books *NEW*

Have you always wanted to write a children’s book? Join Lee Gjertsen Malone, author of middle- grade novels THE LAST BOY AT ST. EDITH’S and CAMP SHADY CROOK (both published by Simon & Shuster), to learn the ins and outs of writing books for kids of all ages, including a look at the different types of children’s books; how to develop the right voice for a kid’s story; and various strategies for tackling plot. The class will include both reading and writing exercises and an opportunity to get valuable feedback on your work. Instructor Lee Gjertsen Malone



Start Date

October 29, 2020









2 Thursdays,7:45-9:45pm Oct. 29 & Nov. 5

This class will be taught online via Zoom. CCAE will send you a link and information on how to connect.

If you register the day before the class begins or after the first date, please contact for the link

Instructors: Lee Gjertsen Malone


Lee Gjertsen Malone

Lee Gjertsen Malone is a journalist, editor, and author of novels for children, including The Last Boy at St. Edith's and Camp Shady Crook, both published by Simon & Schuster. Her books have been honored as a Nutmeg Book Award finalist, a Sakura Award finalist, a Mass Book Award Must Read, and a Junior Library Guild Selection. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, daughter, and a rotating cast of pets. Find out more at