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Everything You Need to Know About Story Structure You Can Learn from Where the Wild Things Are

Saturday, August 3
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Helen’s B

Wild Things may only seem like a familiar children’s book, but Maurice Sendak was a sophisticated storyteller, and there are best-practices imbedded among his monsters. In this interactive workshop, Janet Burroway will examine ten ways you can learn about story structure from this tale, and ask you to practice them with short prompts along the way.


Janet Burroway

Janet Burroway is the author of eight novels, plays, children’s books, essays and memoirs. In addition, she wrote Writing Fiction. In its tenth edition, this book is one of the most-used writing textbook in the United States.

Janet Burroway