Writing Picture Book Biographies 2019

October 2 - 5, 2019


Engage children in the lives of others through captivating events and compelling narrative threads.

A good biography fuels a story with research. It brings subjects to life through accuracy and authenticity. A well-told true story can inspire, delight, teach, and enthrall: kids are realizing that nonfiction can read with the same page-turning momentum as great fiction. In this workshop, you’ll explore the fundamentals of writing biographies for children.


Donna Janell Bowman

Donna Janell Bowman is the author of the picture book biography Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught…
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Lesa Cline-Ransome

Lesa Cline-Ransome’s first book was the biography Satchel Paige, an ALA Notable Book and a Bank Street College “Best Children’s…
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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.

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workshop information

Begins Wednesday, October 2, with dinner, and ends on Saturday, October 5, with lunch.