“John Bemis is a master at helping writers develop story ideas into clear and compelling plots with deeply-drawn characters and captivating narratives. His enthusiasm for craft is purely infectious.” ~Michelle Leonard, Brave New Girls
Writing for Kids and Teens
Saturday, March 16, 10 - 3 pm
An informative and inspiring workshop for all who want to know about the art and business of children’s book writing. Read more
Narrative Voice Writing Intensive
Saturday, March 23, 10:30 - 4:30 pm
Editors and agents always say they’re looking for writers with a unique voice. Let’s develop your distinctive storytelling style. Read more
Saturday, April 13, 10 - 5 pm
A chance for writers to bring in their stories to make sure all the various elements are on the right track. Lots of individual support and feedback. Read more
John leads regular writing workshops for:
During the school year, John teaches a weekly class for 4th - 5th graders and another class for Middle Schoolers. Dates and times vary. The emphasis is on building a love for writing and having fun with stories and language. If you have a young writer who might be interested, contact John to get more information about upcoming sessions.
John has been leading a bi-monthly class for homeschooled teens for several years. Newcomers are welcome to join anytime. Students have opportunities to share and receive constructive feedback on their writing and to learn more about the craft of writing. To find out more, contact John.
Each August, John leads a five-day intensive for writers interested in children's and young adult literature as part of the Table Rock Writers Workshop. Writers gain new insights into story craft and the children's book publishing world, as well as individual feedback on stories they are creating. To learn more or to register, visit Table Rock Writers Workshop.
John also leads one-day and weekend workshops out of his house in the woods on the banks of the lovely Eno River in HIllsborough, NC. Contact him if you would like to find out about upcoming workshops.