Getting To Know Your Rhyming Picture Book Online Course (Sept 23-Oct 21) Plus Onsite Retreat (Nov 7-10) 2019
September 23 - November 10, 2019
Give your picture book the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with a guided writing retreat.
Have you already written one or more rhyming picture book stories but aren’t sure what to do next? Have you heard that rhyming picture books don’t sell? Or received feedback that calls your rhyme “forced?” Join this unique program in which participants will workshop their picture books in a creative and encouraging environment.
The workshop has 3 parts (see more details in the “Agenda” section):
Part 1: Weekly Sessions in a Web Classroom
September 23-October 14
You’ll participate in online lessons with community discussion and writing exercises. (You can watch them weekly at whatever time is convenient for you.)
Week 1: STORY, structure & tone
Week 2: VERSE, meter & rhyme scheme
Week 3: REVISION, common pitfalls
Part 2: Revisions, Skype and Phone Consultations
You’ll apply all you learned in Part 1 to your picture book, and have one-to-one Skype and phone consultations with faculty. Submissions for critique at the Onsite Retreat will be due on October 28.
Part 3: In-person Workshop at our Retreat Center
You’ll bring your picture book to our Retreat Center for lectures, writing exercises and a critique with faculty, including an editor or agent consultation.
Find more details in the “Agenda” section.
All-Inclusive Event Cost: $1,699.00
All-inclusive means we provide transportation to and from the airport, lodging and all meals.
The onsite retreat begins with dinner on Thursday, November 7; ends on Sunday, November 10, with lunch.