Rhyming Picture Book Webinar: A Two-Night Mini
September 21 - 23, 2021
TYPE & LENGTH:
- Online (Webinar-style, limited participant interaction.)
- Two 75-minute sessions (September 21 and 23 at 7pm Eastern.)
- Short submission of rhyming stanza (no more than 6 lines) due by September 10.
WHY THIS WORKSHOP?
- Basics of meter
- Keeping consistent meter
- Deliberately breaking meter
- Types of rhyme and where to find them: end rhyme, internal rhyme, double rhyme, near rhyme, etc.
- Classic rhyme schemes and poetic forms: couplets, limericks, other types of poems like haiku and more.
- Using refrains and repetition.
- Rethinking prose to incorporate poetic techniques.
Part Two: Thursday, September 23 (7pm-8:15pm EST)
- Mentor text examples
- Resources for rhymers
Optional After the Course Critique: An optional picture book critique on a rhyming, rhythmic, and/or lyrical work-in-progress is available. The critique includes a Zoom consultation to discuss your work with feedback and suggestions for strengthening your rhyme/meter. The cost of this optional, after-the-course critique is $100. After the course is over you will receive information about how to purchase this option.
HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATION RESOURCES AND FAQS FOR WORKSHOPS:
- Why do we mention how workshops impact kids? Learn about the Highlights Foundation mission.
- COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy
What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types?
- Trying to figure out how this course fits into your schedule? Read some ideas about planning for the right level of commitment.
- A note about workshop agendas and how they change and evolve.
- Nervous about critiques? See how the Highlights Foundation approaches the process here.
Picture Books: To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme
Picture Book Word Count, and Other Rules That Are Meant to Be Broken
Get to Know Your Picture Book Before You Start Revising
Short and Easy, Right? How Hard Can It Be to Write a Picture Book
Seeing Your Manuscript by Listening
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