Picture Book I

WRITING X 441.1

Learn the basics of writing picture books for children in this introductory workshop.

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In-Person
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Complete exercises to improve fundamental craft skills
  • Explore characterization, story structure, setting, and point of view
  • Develop a writing voice that is uniquely your own
  • Complete a picture book manuscript draft
  • Identify potential publishers for your work

About this course:

Created for the beginning writer, this course explores the various genres within the category of children's picture books, including nonfiction, writing in rhyme, classics, and concept books for young children. Writing exercises focus on improving fundamental craft skills, such as characterization, story structure, setting, voice, and point-of-view. You are encouraged to expand your creative thinking in order to develop your own unique writing style (your voice), and a peer feedback group provides a nurturing atmosphere for discussion of each writer's work. The goal is to complete a draft of a picture book manuscript and a market list of potential publishers.

Summer 2022 Schedule

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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Canceled
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Instructor: Laurel van der Linde
386822
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: UCLA
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jun 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A06
Discussion
Wed Jul 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A06
Discussion
Wed Jul 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A06
Discussion
Wed Jul 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A06
Discussion
Wed Jul 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A06
Discussion
Wed Aug 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A06
Discussion
Wed Aug 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A06
Discussion
Wed Aug 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A06
Discussion
Wed Aug 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A06
Discussion
Wed Aug 31, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A06

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