Who should attend
Those interested in writing picture books for children. (No illustration ability required.)
About the course
There is special magic in picture books. These works touch both the child experiencing story and the reader who shares it with them. Picture books are an art that’s designed to be read aloud — essentially, to be performed.
A picture book may be short, but it’s one of the most complicated formats to create, using a limited number of words and artfully blending text and illustration. In this course, we’ll explore this form through fiction and nonfiction work of all kinds. You’ll learn about myths and misconceptions, examine the structure of story, and discover how to keep your audience delighted through many repeated readings.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Elements of craft critical to the creation of a picture book
- Techniques to discover and develop story ideas
- Dummy creation for picture book drafts
- Methods for revising your work
- Ways to shape and strengthen your narrative voice
GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
You’ll develop a draft of a picture book.
Jolie Stekly has worked with leading experts in the children’s publishing industry for the past 15 years as a writer, as well as to develop programming for writing conferences, classes and retreats. She was recognized as member of the year for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrato...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.