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.
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.
Ann Paul, Writing Picture Books (Writer's Digest, 2018). ISBN: 13:978-1-4403-5375-8.
There is no first reading assignment..