Summer School: Writing Picture Books

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Jane Godwin
16 January 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Jane Godwin
Early, Emerging
Lots of people have a dream of creating picture books. But how do you take the kernel of an idea and turn it into a publishable product? And what are children’s book publishers looking for, anyway?

Author and publisher Jane Godwin will share with you all she knows about writing and publishing picture books. Learn more about the industry, explore different ways to build a strong story and become aware of common pitfalls in this interactive and informative workshop.

You will learn:

  • To gain a greater understanding of the children’s publishing industry and the picture book genre
  • different ways and techniques to approach telling your story
  • the importance of melding character, plot and language
  • ways in which to find your own voice
  • common mistakes to avoid.

About Jane Godwin

Jane Godwin is a publisher, and also the highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for children, across all styles and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations. As a publisher, Jane has worked with many picture book creators, including Alison Lester, Graeme Base, Terry Denton, Margaret Wild, Marc Martin, Freya Blackwood and Anna Walker. Jane is dedicated to pursuing quality and enriching reading and writing experiences for young people, whether it’s as a writer, a publisher or a speaker/facilitator.

Jane shared her thoughts about picture book writing with us in a Q&A. You can read it on this website.

Read more about our Summer School workshops:

Summer School: Writing for the Education Market, 12 January
Summer School: The Art of Criticism – Giving and Receiving Feedback, 13 January
Summer School: Short Story, 14 January
Summer School: Crime, 15 January
Summer School: Going Indie – Successful Self-Publishing, 17 January
Summer School: Ekphrasis – The Art of Writing from Art, 18 January
Summer School: New Year, New Novel, 19 January
Summer School: Mastering the Personal Essay, 20 January
Summer School: Editing Your Novel, 21 January
Summer School: Memorable Romance Characters, 22 January
Summer School: Writing Conflict in Literary Fiction, 23 January
Summer School: World Building, 24 January
Summer School: Pitching Memoir and Non-Fiction, 25 January

Event registration fee
WV/NTAV Concession Member $ 135.00
WV/NTAV Member $ 145.00
Non-Member $ 195.00

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