Picture This: Writing Picture Books for Childen | Newberry

Picture This: Writing Picture Books for Childen

Led by Esther Hershenhorn. Seven sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Wednesdays, September 26 - November 7

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 (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $240
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $264

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

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

Mark your Calendar!

The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.

Seminar Description

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. The variety of picture book structures, approaches to the craft, and publishing opportunities will be highlighted. Participants’ manuscripts will be shared and discussed, and writers of all levels will be offered a supportive, challenging, and encouraging environment.

Seven sessions. E - $240, L - $264

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, Writer’s Digest, 2009. ISBN: 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.