Picture This: Writing Picture Books for Children

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Wednesdays, October 10 – November 14

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This class is full and registration is closed.
Led by Esther Hershenhorn

This workshop focuses on how to create and write a successful children’s picture book that connects with both young readers and today’s ever-changing marketplace. We will highlight the variety of picture books and structures, the craft of picture books, the writing process, and today’s children’s book publishing world. Participants will share and discuss their manuscripts and writers of all levels will be offered a supportive, challenging, and encouraging environment.

Esther Hershenhorn authors award-winning picture books and middle-grade fiction, coaches children’s book writers, and recently served on the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Board of Advisors.

Materials List
Required:
Paul Ann. Writing Picture Books: A Hands-On Guide from Story Creation to Publication. Writer’s Digest, 2009. ISBN: 1582975566

Recommended:
Asher, Sandy. Writing it Right! Writer’s Institute Publications, 2009. ISBN: 1889715476
Klein, Cheryl. Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults. Asterisk Books, 2011. ISBN: 0615420826

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Six sessions, $170