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Advanced Children’s Picture Book Writing

March 30, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 18, 2016

Instructor: Anne Marie Pace and Hannah Barnaby
COST: $189.00 MEMBERS | $210.00 NON-MEMBERS
8 WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 30 -MAY 18, 2016 | 10:30 AM-1:00 PM


Writing picture book texts — whether or not you are also an illustrator — requires us to think in pictures as well as words. In this course, we will deepen and develop our understanding of elements of classic and current picture books through the study of mentor texts, examine the relationship between text and image, continue to add skills to our writing toolboxes, hone our critiquing ability, and most importantly, generate ideas and develop them into polished drafts. Prerequisite: This class is designed for students who have previously completed Anne Marie Pace’s WriterHouse class Writing Children’s Picture Books. Those wishing to enroll in the advanced workshop without taking the prerequisite will be asked to submit a synopsis of their previous children’s writing experience and a writing sample.

Anne Marie Pace’s published picture books include two original paperbacks published by Scholastic Reading Clubs, and the Vampirina Ballerina series, published by Disney-Hyperion. She is an active member of SCBWI and enjoys presenting to readers and writers of all ages.

Hannah Barnaby is a former editor whose first novel, Wonder Show, was a 2013 Morris Award Finalist. She holds an MA from Simmons College and an MFA from Vermont College, and she was the inaugural Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library. Hannah lives in Charlottesville with her husband and three children, and her second novel will be published in 2016 by Knopf.

Meet the Instructor: Hannah Barnaby

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March 30, 2016
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