Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Highlights Foundation Presents Let Three Celebrated Picture Book Authors Help You Navigate the Ins and Outs of Writing Picture Books!

Let three celebrated picture book authors help you
navigate the ins and outs of writing picture books

picture book faculty
Beginners, intermediate and advanced writers are all welcome at this workshop!

Learn about crafting your story:

  • Scene and structure in picture books
  • Creating characters readers care about
  • How to tell your story in a way that will compel and connect to your audience
  • Revising: If you love the work, it will love you back
  • Writing begins with visualizing: a new way to draft a story
  • The picture book biography toolbox
  • Free writing time to practice what you’re learning

Learn about the business of publishing:

  • How to keep “I Think I Can” alive on the path to publication
  • Learn to be an advocate for your stories in the marketplace and beyond
  • SOS: crafting Stand-Out Submissions
  • From submission to school visits, and everything in between
  • Booking speaking engagements: Oh, The Places You Will Go

Network and be mentored:

  • One-to-one critiques
  • Opportunities for multiple perspectivess of faculty feedback
  • Q/A with author faculty
  • Casual mentor connections at mealtimes
  • S’mores! And more! Around the Fireplace
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