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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

View our library hours here.


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

Wed, Aug 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wed, Aug 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Aug 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Aug 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Wed, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Small Community Room

Wed, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
This event is full

Thu, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:30am

Thu, Aug 13, 11:00am - 11:20am

Thu, Aug 13, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Thu, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
This event is full

Thu, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Thu, Aug 13, 4:20pm - 4:35pm
This event is full

Thu, Aug 13, 4:40pm - 4:55pm

Thu, Aug 13, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Fri, Aug 14, 9:30am - 9:50am

Fri, Aug 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Fri, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 1:20pm

Fri, Aug 14, 4:00pm - 5:20pm

Sat, Aug 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed

Sat, Aug 15, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Sat, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Aug 17, 10:00am - 10:30am

Mon, Aug 17, 10:00am - 11:30am

Mon, Aug 17, 10:00am - 10:30am

Mon, Aug 17, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Mon, Aug 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 18, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
New date Thursday, August 27, 6:30pm - 6:50pm

Tue, Aug 18, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Tue, Aug 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wed, Aug 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Aug 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Aug 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wed, Aug 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, Aug 20, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Thu, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Registration opens Thursday, August 13 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 20, 4:20pm - 4:35pm
Registration opens Thursday, August 13 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 20, 4:40pm - 4:55pm
Registration opens Thursday, August 13 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 20, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Aug 20, 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Aug 21, 9:30am - 9:50am

Fri, Aug 21, 1:00pm - 1:20pm

Fri, Aug 21, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Fri, Aug 21, 9:00pm - 10:30pm

Sat, Aug 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm