Write a Children’s Book Now
with Sally Cragin

Saturday, November 16, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts


For families, adults, teens . . . In this session program participants will learn about what makes a successful children’s book by carefully reading and looking at examples of the genre. Writing prompts will be supplied, and the goal is to create 2, 4, 8 12 or even 16 pages of story. Sally will provide a wide variety of ephemera (catalogs, old children’s stories, etc.) so participants can find images that speak to their ideas. During the session, Sally also will talk about publishing, submissions, and finishing.

Sally Cragin teaches theatre and writing at Fitchburg State University. An award-winning columnist, she wrote for the Boston Phoenix for more than 30 years. Her short plays have been produced in New York City (Love Creek Productions), Provincetown, and throughout Massachusetts. She has also worked as a script doctor for writer/performers who have presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and American Repertory Theatre. Recently, she served as an acting  coach for the child actors appearing in the film, “Chimera” (2018) starring Henry Ian Cusick, and she just published The Amazing Adventures of C. C. Sewercam with the City of Fitchburg, supported by a Fitchburg Cultural Council Grant.