Adela Brito

Creating Compelling Child Characters

Friday, April 12 - 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Rosa Deal Room 305



Adela M. Brito, a Miami native, holds a BA in English from Florida International University. She began her professional career as a teacher, and then became an Educational Director for Sylvan Learning Center in Miami. She lived in NYC for sixteen years, where she worked as an editor, test prep instructor, and academic and writing coach. Adela enjoys reading about pop culture and music history and occasionally reviews music, film, and books. She is a professional editor of fiction and memoir, who is currently working on her first novel, Blue Suede Blues, and a collection of interconnected stories about the Cuban exile experience. She is a third-year MFA candidate in the Creative Writing in fiction program with a concentration in African American studies at the University of Memphis. She loves Elvis, the blues, and soul music.


Creating Compelling Child Characters

Many great works of literature utilize key characters who happen to be children. But it’s all too easy for child characters to be too cliché, or too cutesy, or too flat. In this workshop, we will explore how to create child characters who are well-rounded, complex, and multi-dimensional, capable of carrying along a plot just as well—or better—as any adult character.