Oh, the Possibilities: Writing for Children in Today’s Publishing World

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Case M3.3 D3 B6, Boite a joujoux, Hellé, André, Toys escape from their toy box, 1913

Saturday, March 29, 2014
This is a one day seminar.

10 am – 4 pm

Led by Esther Hershenhorn
This class is full and registration has closed.

Still eager to write and publish that children’s book you have dreamed about? This workshop introduces newcomers to today’s world of children’s book publishing—the markets, the genres, the formats and audience niches, and the publishing venues—and offers a few rules of the road and tried-and-true shortcuts that make navigation easier. Participants will have the opportunity to share a work-in-progress. Please bring a bag lunch, as we will work during the lunch hour.

Esther Hershenhorn authors picture books and middle grade fiction, coaches children’s book writers, and recently served on the Board of Advisors of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Materials List:

Required:

  • Handouts will be provided by the instructor
  • Students are invited to bring along an original manuscript (up to 10 pages), should they wish, to share it in order to determine its format and marketability.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

One session, $140.
This class is full and online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to be placed on the waiting list.