This fall, NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, launched a special collection of videos called “Writers Speak to Kids.” In this series, popular children’s book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.
So far, there are 11 three-minute or so author videos featured on the Writers Speak to Kids web page. The videos feature a the authors speaking to a variety of different creative writing topics, including Douglas Florian on what makes a good poem, Mo Willems, Doreen Cronin, and Ridley Pearson on where they get ideas, Jacqueline Woodson on what makes a good story, Jeff Kinney on his writing process, and more.
Throughout the fall, NBC Learn plans to release a total of 17 author videos. You can view the videos here, or view NBC Learn’s larger collection of videos from their Writers Speak series, which inspired the Writers Speak to Kids spinoff. It’s another great collection that includes talks by Arthur Miller, John Updike, John Irving, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Maya Angelou.
Are any of your favorite children’s book authors featured on the Writers Speak to Kids series? If so, share in the comments below or with us via Twitter to @Technapex or @ce_doyle.