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

Workshopping Your Picture Book Manuscript (For Advanced Writers)

Led by Esther Hershenhorn
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Six sessions, Wednesdays, June 16 - July 21

6 - 8 pm (Central Time)


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Seminar Description

Eager to revise your current picture book manuscript for submission? This instructor-led workshop will provide you with the opportunity to share your manuscript with other writers and help you continue to hone your craft. Through constructive feedback and substantive revision, we will focus on employing key storytelling elements specific to the picture book format. By the time we’re done, you’ll be able to return to your stories and re-vision them with fresh eyes. Please note: this workshop is only for those who have previously taken a picture-book writing course and have a completed manuscript ready for revision.

Six sessions. Registration – $230

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

Materials List


First Reading:

  • There is no required reading for this workshop.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, May 19th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning May 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: 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

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.