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 - 4 pm.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Saturday, March 7

10 am - 4 pm

This seminar is full. Call or email be added to the waitlist.

***This seminar has reached capacity. Please email seminars@newberry.org or call 312-255-3700 to be added to the waitlist.***

Seminar Description

Hoping to realize your dream of writing a children’s book? Anxious to learn what to do once you write it? This workshop introduces newcomers to today’s children’s book world and offers some “rules of the road” to make navigating easier. In addition to learning some proven short cuts to publishing, participants will have the opportunity to share a work–in–progress in order to discover its reader, format, and marketplace possibilities. (Please note: bring a lunch, as class will continue during the lunch hour.)

One session. E – $170, R – $187

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 seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

Registration Information

  • Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
  • Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.

Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

Need Help? Please email seminars@newberry.org.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies and procedures, or teaching a seminar.