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Write Now: Writing the Picture Book

Picture books are the most beloved story form of children’s writing. But how easy is it to write one? This is an interactive workshop with writing exercises and discussion. Registration required.

In this workshop, we’ll look at how to create a memorable character, how to plot and structure a picture book, as well as markets available to picture book writers. The class is appropriate for both writers and illustrators with the focus on the writing of the story.

Mindy Hardwick is a multi-published author in both the children's and sweet contemporary romance markets. Her children's books include a picture book, FINDERS KEEPERS, two middle grade novels, STAINED GLASS SUMMER and SEYMOUR'S SECRET and a young adult novel, WEAVING MAGIC. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults and teaches educators at Seattle Pacific University's SPIRAL program.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Connecting with Books |

TAGS: | #write now |

Online Classes and Events

Phone: 360-651-7000

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About the Library

Looking for something fun, entertaining or informative? Connect with others and the library through online events, including stay-at-home storytimes for caregivers with children, book club discussions, family and pub trivia contests, and more.

Events are currently scheduled through the summer. The online events calendar is updated frequently as staff develop new ways to offer events remotely with technology.

Upcoming events

Mon, Oct 19, 10:00am - 11:30am

Mon, Oct 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Registration is now closed

Mon, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Registration is now closed

Mon, Oct 19, 11:00am - 11:20am

Tue, Oct 20, 9:00am - 9:30am

Tue, Oct 20, 10:00am - 10:15am

Tue, Oct 20, 10:00am - 10:30am

Tue, Oct 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Oct 21, 9:30am - 10:30am

Wed, Oct 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Oct 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wed, Oct 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Oct 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Oct 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Oct 22, 10:00am - 11:00am

Thu, Oct 22, 11:00am - 11:20am

Fri, Oct 23, 9:30am - 10:00am

Fri, Oct 23, 1:00pm - 1:20pm

Fri, Oct 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New date Friday, October 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Fri, Oct 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Sat, Oct 24, 10:00am - 11:00am

Mon, Oct 26, 10:00am - 10:30am

Mon, Oct 26, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, Oct 26, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, Oct 26, 11:00am - 11:20am

Mon, Oct 26, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Tue, Oct 27, 9:00am - 9:30am

Tue, Oct 27, 10:00am - 10:15am

Tue, Oct 27, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Oct 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Oct 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wed, Oct 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thu, Oct 29, 10:00am - 11:00am

Thu, Oct 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thu, Oct 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm