Picture This: Writing Picture Books for Children | Newberry

Picture This: Writing Picture Books for Children

Led by Esther Hershenhorn. Seven sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Wednesdays, October 4 - November 15

5:45 - 7:45 pm

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

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $230
Regular Price (after September 1): $253

This seminar is full. If you would like to be on the waitlist please call (312) 255-3700.

Seminar Description

This workshop focuses on how to create and write a successful children’s picture book that both connects with young readers and succeeds in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Through sharing and discussing participants’ manuscripts, we will highlight the varieties of picture books, structures, craft, the writing processes, and publishing opportunities. Writers of all levels will be offered a supportive, challenging, and encouraging environment. Seven sessions.

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


  • Ann Paul, Writing Picture Books: A Hands-On Guide from Story Creation to Publication. (Writer’s Digest Books, 2009) ISBN-13: 978-1582975566.

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.