5:45 – 7:45 pm
Writers will have the opportunity to share their stories in a supportive, focused, and enlightening environment. Facilitated discussions of participants’ manuscripts will highlight the writing process, story components, elements of narrative, craft, revision, and a story’s marketability within today’s children’s book publishing world. Writers of all levels, all formats, and all genres will be offered a variety of writing exercises, suggested readings, and current marketing information.
Esther Hershenhorn authors picture books, middle grade fiction and nonfiction, coaches children’s book writers, and recently served on the Board of Advisors of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
No materials required.
Insturctor will reference the following texts:
- The Writer’s Digest’s 2014 Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market. ISBN-13: 978-1599637266.
- Publishers Weekly’s “Children’s Books” Issue from February and July
- Cheryl Klein’s Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults (Asterisk Books). ISBN-13: 978-0615420820. Note: The Newberry Bookstore is unable to stock this text.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Six sessions, $198.