Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW

Kate Hannigan - So You've Got an Idea for a Kids’ Book, Now What? Getting your middle-grade novel out of your head and onto the page

  • November 17, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • ONSITE - 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL /REMOTE



Join Chicago children's author Kate Hannigan as she talks about understanding the middle-grade genre, how to get started on your project, and how to finish your novel for young readers. We'll put pencil to paper and try out different writing styles and voices.

Chicago author Kate Hannigan writes fiction and nonfiction for young readers. Her latest middle-grade novels are the three-book historical fantasy series Cape, Mask, and Boots (Simon & Schuster) that weave superheroes with real-life heroes from WWII. Her historical mystery The Detective's Assistant (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) features the Pinkerton Detective Agency and America's first woman detective. It won the Golden Kite Award and was optioned for film. Visit her online at

Kate will accept manuscripts for critique at $3/page.  Please see the Manuscript drop down on our website at for details.  

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