Does anyone have a feel for whether a more general writing course is that helpful to a writer for kids? A two day course is being offered at a college in the state. Here's a brief description:
For those just starting on the writer's path, the Short Course will provide introductory sessions providing essential information. For the more advanced writer, the Short Course will offer interactive opportunities to perfect their work-in-progress as well as the chance for one-on-one sessions with New York literary agents, editors, and writers. Special sessions such as the "first-page panel" will provide expert critiques of attending writers' work. Whether you are writing fiction, poetry, memoir, or creative nonfiction, this workshop will have something to help you grow as a writer and, most importantly, to help you move closer to publishing your work.
The cost is very reasonable ($99 for what is billed as 2 day "short course") and there is a contest connected to it which includes a category for writing for children.
I like more focused events but am considering this. Any thoughts?