Workshopping Your Picture Book Manuscript (For Advanced Writers) | Newberry

Workshopping Your Picture Book Manuscript (For Advanced Writers)

Led by Esther Hershenhorn. 6 sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Wednesdays, May 23 - June 27

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (April 17 at 10 am – May 4 at 4 pm): $220
Regular Registration Price (May 4 at 4 pm – first day of class): $242

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

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Excuse our dust!

The Newberry is undergoing an extensive first floor renovation in 2018. This project will be ongoing during the Summer 2018 seminar term. The Adult Education Seminars Program still has use of the basement classrooms, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

Because of the renovation, the Newberry Bookstore will be closed during the Summer 2018 term. As such, seminar participants will be responsible for acquiring all required texts for their seminars on their own. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. We have put together a list of helpful resources that should make it easy to find the books you need.

Seminar Description

Are you eager to revise your current picture book manuscript to prepare it for submission? This workshop will provide writers the opportunity to continue to learn and hone their craft via the workshopping of shared manuscripts. This seminar is for those who already have a manuscript and have taken a previous picture book writing course. Six sessions.

Esther Hershenhorn authors picture books and middle grade fiction, coaches children’s books writers, and recently served on the Board of Advisors of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Materials List


  • A course packet of additional materials, compiled by the instructor and distributed during the first class, for which there will be a nominal fee due at that time.

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.