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Writing Children’s Picture Books
September 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 8, 2017
Instructor: Hannah Barnaby
$189 Members | $210 Non-members
Wednesdays, 9/20/17 – 11/8/17 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Picture books are a child’s earliest introduction to the power of story. We’ll explore elements of classic and current picture books, study the spectrum of commercial to literary picture books, examine the relationship between text and image, and most importantly, generate ideas and develop them into polished drafts. You’ll complete the class with both a deeper appreciation of the art of the picture book text and an enhanced toolbox to use in creating your own manuscripts.
Hannah Barnaby worked as a children’s book editor, independent bookseller, and book reviewer before becoming the first children’s writer-in-residence at the Boston Public Library. Her first young adult novel, Wonder Show, was a William C. Morris Award Finalist and her second, Some of the Parts, received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. She made her double picture book debut in 2017 with Bad Guy (S&S), illustrated by Mike Yamada, and Garcia & Colette Go Exploring (Putnam), illustrated by Andrew Joyner. Hannah has an MA in Children’s Literature from Simmons College and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. She lives in Charlottesville.