Picture Book II

WRITING X 441.2

Take your picture book writing to the next level with this intermediate course for writers with a basic understanding of the genre.

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Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you will learn.

  • Complete exercises that help you develop deeper understanding of picture book techniques
  • Enhance your use of engaging language, humor, and musicality to entertain children
  • Identify strong beginnings and endings as well as the drama of the page turn
  • Give and receive feedback on works-in-progress

About this course:

This workshop takes you beyond the picture book basics and teaches you to master the specific craft techniques used in creating successful picture books, including strong beginnings and endings, the power of the page turn, audience participation, engaging language, humor and musicality. Short writing exercises help you develop a deeper understanding of each of these techniques and their purposes and prepare you to undertake your main project for the course: a picture book manuscript. You engage in an ongoing feedback process overseen by the instructor, which provides a "safe zone" for discussion of student work and helps you hone your own critique skills. The course goal is to complete a picture book manuscript.

Spring 2024 Schedule

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Wednesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
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Instructor: Kim Tomsic
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials 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 April 24, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults by Cheryl B Klein
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Wed Apr 24, 2024
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Wed May 1, 2024
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Wed May 8, 2024
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Wed May 15, 2024
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Wed May 22, 2024
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Wed May 29, 2024
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Wed Jun 5, 2024
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Wed Jun 12, 2024
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