Are you interested in writing for children? Join us for an afternoon of diving into the children’s books industry, which includes picture books to young adult novels. Jolie will talk about this special corner of the publishing world and explore its books and creators. Jolie will share resources, talk about the writing process, as well as the submission and publication process.
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.
The first in a series of three classes about writing for children. Tuesday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:30, October 9 through December 4, 2018.
Check out this FREE event at the Seattle Public LIbrary, on September 8th for an introduction to the SCBWI, children's and YA publishing, and other helpful resources. This presentation will be led by Jolie Stekly. We'll have a Q&A and some time at the end to network.