Picture Book I

WRITING X 441.1

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

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Remote
Online
Starting at $720.00
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.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
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Tuesday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Alexandra Alessandri
389701
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 17, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. 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 January 31, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition: A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation to Publication by Ann Whitford Paul
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jan 17, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jan 24, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jan 31, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Feb 7, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Feb 14, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Feb 21, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Feb 28, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Mar 7, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Mar 14, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Mar 21, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Dianne White
389700
Fee:
$720.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 18, 2023
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Notes

Optional live meetings will be held on on January 22 and March 26 at 1 pm PT.  Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. Materials required. 

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 01, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Writing Picture Books: Revised and Expanded Edition by Ann Whitford Paul
(Optional) The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books by Linda Ashman

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