Workshopping Your Picture Book Manuscript (For Advanced Writers) | Newberry

Workshopping Your Picture Book Manuscript (For Advanced Writers)

Led by Esther Hershenhorn. Five sessions. 5:45 - 7:45pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Wednesdays, July 22 - August 19


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Seminar Description

Eager to revise your current picture book manuscript for submission? This instructor-led workshop will provide you with the opportunity to share your manuscript with other writers and help you continue to hone your craft. Through constructive feedback and substantive revision, we will focus on employing key storytelling elements specific to the picture book format. By the time we’re done, you’ll be able to return to your stories, able to re-vision them with fresh eyes. Please note: This workshop is only for those who have previously taken a picture book writing course and have a completed manuscript ready for revision.

Five sessions. Registration – $220

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

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first session.

Registration Information

Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, June 3.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars staff is working remotely and will be unable to process registration over the phone. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.