Picture This: Writing Picture Books for Children | Newberry

Picture This: Writing Picture Books for Children

Led by Esther Hershenhorn.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Six sessions. Wednesdays, September 29-November 3.


Virtual (Full - Register for Waitlist on Learning Stream)

For the Fall 2021 term, we’re offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.

Seminar Description

This workshop focuses on how to create and write a successful children’s picture book that will connect with today’s young readers and our ever-changing marketplace. Participants’ manuscripts will be shared and discussed to highlight the variety of picture books and structures, craft, the writing process, and publishing opportunities. Writers of all levels will be offered a supportive, challenging, and encouraging environment.

Seven sessions. Registration – $210

Esther Hershenhorn is the author of award-winning picture books and middle grade fiction. In addition to coaching children’s book writers, she recently served on The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Board of Advisors.

Materials List


First Reading:

  • There is no first reading assignment..

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, September 1st . Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning August 25th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: The Newberry is moving to a new registration system called Learning Stream. This will simplify the registration process for participants, instructors, and staff. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at seminars@newberry.org.

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

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