The Ins and Outs of a Picture Book and Its Many Forms 2019

August 4 - 7, 2019


Let three celebrated picture book authors help you navigate the ins and outs of the picture book form.

The word count may be short, but the work is long. This hands-on workshop with Bethany Hegedus, Carmen Oliver & Salina Yoon will help you discover what you must write and how to get that work ready for submission to editors and agents.

How do you know if this workshop is right for you?
Carmen says: Nobody can make that decision for you. It’s a deeply personal one. There are many factors that go into that decision from financial to family and self-reflection. I can tell you this. Salina’s strengths are in art and writing and sparking creative ideas. Bethany brings a plethora of experience in honing nonfiction picture books to deepening your craft of writing. As the creative director at The Writing Barn, she’s mentored many students who’ve gone on to sell multiple books and find literary agents under her directorship. My strengths are in language and structure and revision. Between the three of us, we have something for everyone!


Bethany Hegedus

Bethany Hegedus’ books include the award-winningGrandfather Gandhi and the newly released Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story, both co-written…
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Carmen Oliver

Carmen Oliver is the author of picture books A Voice for the Spirit Bears: How One Boy Inspired Millions to…
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Salina Yoon

Salina Yoon is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of over 160 books for children, with over 3.5 million…
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All-inclusive registration includes workshop tuition, lodging, meals, beverages, and snacks. Free shuttle service is available from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) International Airport.

We offer payment plans as low as $75/month. We'll be in touch with details after you register.

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workshop information

Begins with dinner on Sunday, August 4; ends Wednesday, August 7, with lunch.