ClassThe Picture Books Project 2020
The youngest readers deserve the BEST literature. When children are given books that foster empathy and value curiosity, they can grow into the enthusiastic readers and critical thinkers our society needs. In this year long program, we'll start with this basic premise and move forward from there, studying the craft of picture book writing and the process of picture book creation in all its depth and complexity.
We will read great books by at least 50 accomplished authors, generate stories from writing prompts, revise drafts with rigorous exercises, workshop your manuscripts in a supportive environment, and learn from visiting writers, illustrators, and industry professionals. Come in with a passion for writing for young people, and you will leave with 3-5 polished, submission-ready manuscripts and a plan for getting them into kids’ hands through traditional or independent publishing avenues.
Please see the Picture Books Project page on the Loft website for program specifics and schedule.