Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bonny Becker picture book workshop May 14

How to Write a Successful Picture Book

Whidbey Island Writers Association (WIWA) is offering an all day picture book workshop led by best-selling author Bonny Becker.
In the workshop, you’ll learn:
- what makes a good picture book idea
- specific steps to creating a good story, including a beginning that grabs editors, a middle that makes sense and holds the reader, and a memorable ending
- how to work with illustrators in mind
- how to submit your work

Then create your own picture book. Come with a picture book already in mind or develop an original idea in class. We’ll work on our stories in class and then you’ll create your own “dummy”—a mockup of your story that will show you how to work with illustrations and the specific page and length requirements of picture books (Supplies provided.)

Bonny Becker is the author of the best-selling Mouse and Bear picture books, including “A Visitor for Bear,” winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award and Amazon’s Picture Book of the Year, “The Christmas Crocodile,” illustrated by Caldecott winner David Small and others—in all 14 books for children. As a teacher and freelance editor, she has worked with hundreds of picture books.

Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
5611 Bayview Road
Langley, WA 98260

Cost: $200; discount $185 for WIWA members


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