Changing Hands Bookstore (6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, www.changinghands.com, (480) 730-0205 ) has assembled a world-class group of authors and illustrators to lead summer classes this year:
CREATING DYNAMIC HEROES
& NEFARIOUS VILLAINS
with J.S. Lewis, co-author of The Grey Griffins series (Ages 11-18)
Tuesdays, June 10, 17, 24 • 3-4:30pm $50 for the series
In this three-part creative writing series led by J.S. Lewis, co-author of the Grey Griffins fantasy novels for
young readers, you will learn to develop compelling heroes and villains that will grab your readers and never let them go. You’ll discuss the importance of a name, the pros and cons of stereotypes and archetypes, techniques of applying personality twists and quirks that will create a deeper connection between your characters
and your readers, and a slew of other methods that will help your characters spring to life.
NOVEL WRITING FOR TEENS
with Robin Brande, author of
Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature (Ages 12-18)
Thursday, June 12 • 1-4pm $35
You have a great idea for a novel—now what? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to write a novel but have no clue where to start. Learn the fundamentals of novel-writing and get that manuscript started with Robin Brande, author of Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature (selected by the American Library
Association as one of the Best Books for Young Adults, 2008).
CREATING STORY LINES
with Janette Rallison, author of How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend (Ages 12-18)
Thursdays, July 24, 31, August 7 3-4:30pm $50 for the series
Learn about the elements of writing and plot with Janette Rallison, author of thirteen books, seven of which are young adult novels. You’ll learn about point of view and why you need to use it correctly. You’ll also learn about character goals, motivation, and conflict.
COMIC DRAWING FOR TWEENS
with Tony Carrillo, creator of F Minus
Mondays, July 7, 14 • 2-3:30pm $40 for the series
Learn how to draw basic cartoons (people, animals, monsters, anything you can think of!) with Tony Carrillo, whose nationally syndicated comic strip, F Minus, currently runs in more than 100 newspapers. Participants will create their own original comic characters. Come prepared with pencils, pens and drawing paper, and let the cartooning begin!