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, September 25, 2019
Wednesdays, September 25 - November 13

5:45 - 7:45 pm

This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $250
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $275

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

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

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

Seminar Description

This workshop will focus on how to create and write a children’s picture book that connects with today’s young readers as well as our ever-changing marketplace. Participants will be able to share and discuss their own manuscripts in order to highlight the variety of picture books, as well as the different structures, crafts, writing processes, and publishing opportunities. Writers of all levels will find a supportive, challenging, and encouraging environment.

Seven sessions. E - $250, L - $275

Esther Hershenhorn has authored award-winning picture books and middle-grade fiction, coached 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 DigestBooks, 2018. ISBN: 978-1440353758

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.