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Writing the Picture Book

with authors Kirsti Call & Sharlee Glenn

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  • 9.95 US dollars
  • Zoom Meeting

Service Description

Join Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers in a virtual picture book workshop with authors Kirsti Call and Sharlee Glenn April 18, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Mountain Time) WRITING GREAT READ ALOUDS - KIRSTI CALL What makes a great read aloud? This interactive workshop explores seven ways to make your story not only re-readable, but irresistible! - Kirsti Call is an award winning author who co-hosts the Picture Book Look Podcast and hosts the Coaching for Creatives podcast as a therapist trained life coach. She’s a critique ninja for 12×12, and a blogger for Writers’ Rumpus. Kirsti is the author of Mootilda’s Bad Mood (Little Bee), Cow Says Meow (Clarion) Cold Turkey (Little Brown), The Big Screen (Little Simon) and Smarty Ants (Capstone). Kirsti has an MSW from Boston College and is represented by Charlotte Wenger at Prospect Agency. ------------------------------ THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF WRITING PICTURE BOOKS - SHARLEE GLENN "Books for young children are usually short. Young children themselves are usually short. This leads to an assumption that children have small brains and that writing for them is easy. The reverse is true. Young children have large, active brains, and writing for them is enormously difficult." ~Mem Fox In this one-hour workshop, we will focus on one of the most difficult forms of writing known to humankind--the picture book. We will begin by examining some fundamental questions like: What is a picture book? How is it different from, say, a magazine story? What makes a good picture book? We will then talk about the specific elements of a good picture book (rhythm, meter, cadence, rhyme, repetition, figurative language, imagery, structure, character development). We will end with a brief discussion of the submission and publication processes. - Sharlee Glenn writes essays, short stories, poetry, picture books, and, now, middle-grade novels. Book publications include Keeping Up with Roo (Putnam), winner of the Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award, and Just What Mama Needs (Harcourt), which was featured on the Emmy-award winning PBS children’s show, Between the Lions. Her non-fiction picture book, Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America’s First Bookmobile (Abrams), won the Norman A. Sugarman Children's Biography Honor Award in 2020. Sharlee lives in the foothills of the Wasatch mountains. Besides reading and writing, she loves hiking, yoga, listening to good music, baking cookies, and watching BBC period dramas.

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