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49 Best Kids Creative Writing Classes in 2023

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This directory of creative writing courses will help you find the right class for you. Simply filter by genre, price, and location to find the writing class that best fits your needs.

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Developmental Writing

Tampa Day School


Our Learning Solutions program for Developmental Writing guides your child through this difficult process, helping your child achieve writing excellence through targeted skills. Our program teaches all stages of the writing process, with an emphasis on planning and empowering students to become authors!

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Tampa

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $1,800.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.tampadayschool.com/tutoring-in-tampa/writing-...

Writing for Magazines

Institute for Writers


A shorter version of the Writing for Children and Teenagers course designed to guide students in the planning, writing, and revision of at least one manuscript (fiction or nonfiction) suitable for submission to a current children’s publication. Students define personal writing goals and learn the basic techniques of writing fiction or nonfiction required by today’s magazine editors.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Course length: Est. 155 hours (Self-paced)

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $999.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.instituteforwriters.com/writing-for-magazines...

Writing Children's Literature

Professional & Continuing Education


There is special magic in picture books. In this course, we’ll explore this form through fiction and nonfiction work of all kinds. You’ll learn about myths and misconceptions, examine the structure of story, and discover how to keep your audience delighted through many repeated readings.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Seattle

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Course length: 9 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $799.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.pce.uw.edu/courses/writing-childrens-literatu...

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Elements of Reading

Talentnook


Reading can be a challenge for many kids. Learning the fundamentals of reading and getting the right support can help your child become a better reader. And in turn, a better writer and better grades in all subjects. That’s what our Elements of Reading course is all about.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Course length: 12 sessions (1 hour)

Class size: Limited

Price: $595.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://talentnook.com/programs/english


Learn how to bring new worlds to life on the page as you create stories and characters that capture the imaginations and hearts of young readers.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Course length: 10 modules (Self-paced with asynchronous teaching)

Class size: Unlimited

Price: £375.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.curtisbrowncreative.co.uk/course/writing-and-...


With formative assessments and engaging writing exercises, students improve their grasp on grammar, reading comprehension, writing and use of language. Special focus is given on spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Course length: 12 sessions (1 hour)

Class size: Limited

Price: $366.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://talentnook.com/programs/english/curriculum/writin...

Creative Writing

Talentnook


Inspire your child to write! This course will explore the art of storytelling. Students will read several genres of short stories and develop an appreciation for the mechanics involved in creating a compelling story: plot, dialogue, figurative language, character development, sequence of events, and imagery to name a few.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Course length: 12 sessions (1 hour)

Class size: Limited

Price: $366.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://talentnook.com/programs/english

Story Magic

Writer's Circle Workshops


Jump into the fun of creative writing. We use group interaction, imaginative prompts, drawing, and role-playing to teach all the basics of story creation and help kids put their wildest inspirations onto the page. In our fun, non-judgemental environment, kids gain confidence in their ideas and discover the magic of creative writing.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Course length: 9 sessions (1.25 hours)

Class size: 10

Price: $300.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://writerscircleworkshops.jumbula.com/2023WinterWork...


Word Up Kids’ technique focuses on the inner form. Where do ideas come from? How do we bridge the gap between thought and expression? We take the mystery out of writing and make it simple – and endlessly fun.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Course length: 4 sessions (1 hour)

Class size: Limited

Price: $300.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.wordupkids.com/


This course provides high school and college students with a method for bridging the gap between thinking and writing that will prevent falling into writer’s block. It will dramatically improve one’s ability to come up with and express ideas, and be of great educational and practical value.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Kids

Level: Intermediate

Course length: 4 sessions (1 hour)

Class size: Limited

Price: $300.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.wordupkids.com/

Writing for Children

City Academy


Our Writing for Children's Books Courses encourages you to explore and analyse some of the most successful children’s books, as you start to create your own original children's story. You'll look closely at picture books for children under five, learn character development and plot writing principles to help form convincing chapter books and novels for older children.

Prerequisites: Fluency in English is essential for this course.

Location: London

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Course length: 2 sessions (6 hours)

Class size: Unlimited

Price: £275.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.city-academy.com/writing-for-children


Brave Writer 101: Guided Writing Process is unique in the world of writing instruction. Our goal? To show you how to be your children’s trusted partner and ally in the writing process. No more fights over three more sentences. We provide tools to help your stuck writers get unstuck. Let’s get you and your child on the same side of the fence.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Online

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Course length: Est. 6 weeks (Self-paced with asynchronous teaching)

Class size: 25

Price: $249.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://bravewriter.com/online-classes/brave-writer-101-g...

How to choose a creative writing class for kids

Looking to help a child build their writing skillset, learn more about the craft of writing, or finally finish that story they've been working on? You’re in the right place. That’s why we built this directory of the best creative writing courses.

However, creative writing classes aren’t one size fit all. If you’re planning to enroll your child in a creative writing class for kids, you’ll want to make sure that it matches what you’re seeking.

So make sure to consider the following questions when you’re researching kids writing courses:

  • Who is the instructor? How many years of experience do they have in working with children?
  • Is there something in particular you’d like your child to learn about writing? Does this course include it?
  • How long is the course, and where is it taught?
  • How much does the kids writing course cost? Does it fit into your budget?

More kids creative writing resources

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