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The Nuts and Bolts of Writing Picture Books—and Getting Them Published

with Author Linda Ashman

March 6, 9:30AM-noon

Got a great idea for a picture book? Not sure where to begin? This lively, informative workshop will cover the essentials you need to get started, with exercises and tips on how to turn those great ideas into a manuscript. We’ll focus on craft—things like structure, voice, point of view, language and character—as well as the business side of publishing (editors, agents, and rejections, oh my!). You’ll leave feeling informed and inspired, with plenty of ideas, tools and resources to continue on your way. Two lucky attendees will have a chance for a manuscript consultation with Linda post-Whirlikids weekend.

Linda Ashman is the author of many acclaimed picture books—some forty to date—and The Nuts & Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. Her books have been included on the “best of the year” lists of The New York Times, Parenting and Child magazines, the Children’s Book Council, the New York Public Library and others, and have been translated into many languages. Recent books include Take Your Pet to School Day, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman (Random House) and William’s Winter Nap, illustrated by Chuck Groenink (Disney-Hyperion), which Booklist called “beautifully paced, rhymed and cadenced” in a starred review. She’s led workshops and given presentations about writing across the country. Find out more at lindaashman.com.

The fine print: This event is not refundable, but if your plans have changed, please feel free to send a lucky friend in your place!  Just send us an email with their name or have them bring your confirmation email.

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