9 a.m.–1 p.m.
You Can Write a Picture Book!
Parents! Grandparents! Teachers! Librarians! You've read a thousand picture books and you've thought to yourself, "I could do that!" In this fast-paced introduction, you'll buckle down and learn the basics of the picture book form, and practice reading a diverse array of fiction and nonfiction picture books as a writer. Then you'll generate some ideas for picture book stories and start a draft. Come with questions about picture book writing, and bring one of your very favorite published picture books to share with the group.