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Teaching Writing for Children & Young Adults and its Czech Particularities - Some Practice-Based Impulses (Radek Malý) 

At Czech universities, teaching how to write children’s and young adult literature does not have much of a tradition. The first one to offer this type of courses was, in 2005, Ivona B?ezinova, a university teacher and successful author of books for children and young adults. For six years, she taught creative workshops at the Literary Academy Prague, the only Czech university focusing primarily on creative writing. In 2011, I took over teaching writing for children and young adults at the Literary Academy. After two years of practical experience, I would like to try to outline the particular challenges of this discipline and its characteristics, focusing on both of its general features and the specific Czech context.

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