Saturday, October 17, 2009

Picture book writing workshop with Clare Hodgson Meeker

Clare Hodgson Meeker, award-winning children's book author and upcoming SCBWI program speaker (March 2010), is presenting a one-day writing workshop November 7 from 1-5 pm at Richard Hugo House, a writer's cooperative on Capital Hill in Seattle:
Intersections: Poetry and Picture Book.

Poetry and picture have much in common: strong imagery, rhythm, brevity, a certain musicality, and sometimes rhyme. They often include a dramatic happening and a twist or surprise ending that makes you think. Clare will explore the basic structure of both of these genres using the rhyming ballad quatrain, the form used by cowboy poets, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and folksingers like Bob Dylan. Students will then try their hand at creating narrative poetry and picture book narrative using this form as inspiration.

To register online, go to the Hugo House website or call the Hugo House at (206)322-7030.

You can view Clare's books at her website,

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