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Summer Short: Picture Books

Thursdays, 10 to noon ET, Starts July 14, 2022
Victoria Sherrow
Four weeks, $220 (Limited to 7 students)

NOTE: Live on Zoom. In-person for the FULLY VACCINATED!

Ideal for teachers and parents!

Join acclaimed author Victoria Sherrow as she leads you through a Summer Shorts version of her awesome picture-book workshop!

In four two-hour sessions, you’ll learn about how to craft different types of picture books, including “slice of life” stories, fantasy, realistic stories, folktales, talking animals, and more. You’ll understand how picture-book writers shape an idea into a manuscript with “child appeal.” Victoria will cover techniques for plotting, character development, description, viewpoint, and pacing.

Style and presentation are especially important, so you’ll learn ways to give the manuscript a pleasing rhythm and “read-aloud” qualities, with a text that flows well and fits the picture book format. You’ll learn what editors are looking for. Why do they say “yes” to some manuscripts and reject others?

Maybe you have ideas you’d like to explore, or you have already drafted a book, but you aren’t sure what to do next. Victoria can help. She is the award-winning author of more than 100 fiction, non-fiction and picture books for children and teens, published by Harper, Macmillan, Scholastic, National Geographic, Golden Books, Henry Holt, and others.

Victoria’s books have received starred reviews and numerous awards, including the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Best Books for the Teenage, American Association for the Advancement of Science, YOYA award, and Vermont Reading Circle award. Twenty-six of her books have been featured in Best Books for Children, Preschool Through Grade 6 and Young Adult.

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