Laura McCaffrey is an engaging, thoughtful, passionate speaker. - Anita Silvey
My author visit program is Intended to inspire children and teens to create Their Own fantasy worlds.
I speak at writing, literature, and teaching conferences.
Regularly I teach writing.
My writing workshops Provide children and teens the opportunity to learn and practice building character, setting creation, and storytelling. My emphasis is on Improving the craft of writing.
Build a Fantasy World
How do writers invent fantasy worlds? Come see maps, pictures, books, and other artifacts I've used for ideas. Learn how I turn Those ideas into books. Ask your questions about ALIA WAKING, WATER SHAPER, and my forthcoming YA novel. Then pick up a pencil, grave a piece of paper, and create a map of your own magical place.
(This program can be tailored to suit the needs of the host program requirements:.. Writing utensils and paper for each participant Participants Keep Their maps and notes for display or as source material for Further creative work.)
Arranging the Visit
To arrange a visit, contact me . My fee is available on request.
I most frequently speak on children's writing, writing fantasy, and fantasy literature for children and teens.
To arrange a speaking engagement, contact me . My fee is available upon request.
To get a sense of my teaching priorities and philosophy, you can read this 2008 interview with Tia Marchando .
I teach in Solstice, Pine Manor College's low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program .
I also teach literature and writing to students aged 10 and up at Pacem School and Homeschool Center.
Additionally, I teach and mentor writers aged 10 and up through public school mentoring programs, as well as by private arrangement.
To inquire about teaching possibilities, contact me . My fee is available upon request.
During my writing workshop, young writers practice skills to Improve Their craft with character creation games like What's in My character's pocket, setting creation games like My character's Most Favorite Place, My character's Most Hated Place, and plot creation games like What Would My Character Do If ... Participants then write stories and share work. DEPENDING on the number of writing workshop sessions, workshops Participants leave with a story in progress or a completed story.
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Forum at the Speakeasy on the Poets & Writers site:
There is a wealth of information there.
Some things to consider:
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specialties offered (YA, creative nonfiction, genre fiction, etc.)
There is also Kealy's MFA blog, but I don't have the exact link. You'll have to Google it
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I was thinking about getting a Master's Degree online in Graphic Design. I saw Master of Arts is 45 hrs. and Master of Fine Arts is 90 hrs. Is there a benefit of getting a Master of Arts Degree? Just wondering if it is impressive on a resume. Thanks!
The distinction between those two degrees really depends on the school. Look at the curriculum and see which one better matches your interests. Maybe the MA program focuses on the communications theory aspects of graphic …/> What do you mean by "45hrs" and "90hrs"? Is that for the whole program, total? I've gone to graduate school for graphic design and I spent 90hrs a week in school, classes, and studio. That's fishy.