Oh, the Possibilities: Writing for Children in Today's Publishing World | Newberry

Oh, the Possibilities: Writing for Children in Today's Publishing World

Led by Esther Hershenhorn. One session, 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Saturday, March 3 (Section A) OR Saturday, April 7 (Section B)

9 am - 4 pm (Please bring lunch as class continues during the lunch hour.)

This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (January 9 at 10 am – January 26 at 4 pm): $150
Regular Registration Price (January 26 at 4 pm – first day of class): $165

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Section B is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.

Excuse our dust!

Beginning January 2018 the Newberry will be undertaking renovation of much of the first floor. The Adult Education Seminars Program will still have use of the basement classrooms, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

Because of the renovation, the Newberry Bookstore will be closed during the Winter/Spring and Summer 2018 terms. As such, seminar participants will be responsible for acquiring all required texts for their seminars on their own. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. We have put together a list of helpful resources that should make it easy to find the books you need.

Seminar Description

Do you still want to realize your dream to write a children’s book someday? Anxious to learn what to do once you write it? This workshop introduces newcomers to today’s children’s book world and offers rules of the road and proven short cuts to make navigating it easier. No experience is necessary, but participants are welcome to bring a work-in-progress to class in order to see its reader/format/marketplace possibilities in today’s publishing world. Please bring lunch as class continues during the lunch hour. One session.

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

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.