Event—Adult Education

Picture This: Writing Picture Books for Children


Learn how to write your own children’s picture book in this hands-on writing workshop.

Speaking Picture Book, cover detail. F.A.O. Schwarz, 1905. Call number: Wing oversize ZP 983 .F13

Class Description

This workshop focuses on how to create and write a successful children’s picture book that connects with today’s young readers and today’s ever-changing marketplace. Your 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.

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

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Cost and Registration

Six sessions, $268 ($241 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.


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