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Write Now: Piggyback Picture Books

Learning from the Masters

2019-10-21 14:00:00 2019-10-21 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Write Now: Piggyback Picture Books There are many elements that go into a picture book. We’ll dig for ideas and explore current picture books, found right here in your library, to inform our own writing. Coupeville Library

Monday, October 21
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-21 14:00:00 2019-10-21 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Write Now: Piggyback Picture Books There are many elements that go into a picture book. We’ll dig for ideas and explore current picture books, found right here in your library, to inform our own writing. Coupeville Library

Coupeville Library

Coupeville Meeting Room

There are many elements that go into a picture book. We’ll dig for ideas and explore current picture books, found right here in your library, to inform our own writing.

There are many elements that go into a picture book. We’ll dig for ideas and explore formats, voices, characters, plots, and themes of current picture books, found right here in your library, to inform our own writing. We learn by imitating. It’s how we learn to talk, and it’s how we learn to write. Writers unintentionally borrow from the books we’ve read, so why not be intentional about it? It’s not cheating. It’s learning from the masters.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three distinct picture-book manuscript formats.
  • List at least five of their own picture-book ideas.
  • Create at least two detailed picture-book characters, define their problems, struggles or desires, and identify the obstacles in their way.
  • State at least three "rules" of picture-book writing.
  • Determine at least one new direction to go with their writing.

Deb Lund is best known for her rollicking, rhyming picture book romps, including "Monsters on Machines" and Harcourt’s popular dino-thrillogy: "Dinosailors," "All Aboard the Dinotrain," and "Dinosoaring." Lund is an author, teacher and creativity coach with a master's project on teaching writing. She frequently presents at conferences, workshops, libraries and schools.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Connecting with Books |

TAGS: | Writing or publishing class | author |

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