Writing Picture Books with Katrina Germein

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Picture books are a unique genre that delight both adults and children. But what makes them special? How do writers take readers on a journey with so few words to play with? And how do the author and illustrator work together?

In this workshop, aspiring writers are invited to examine some of the important elements of a picture book text. In this session we will consider how to begin writing a picture book and how to refine and strengthen a story.

Topics include

– Word Length
– Emotional Impact
– Characters
– Structure
– Editing
– Commercial appeal
– How to submit to publishers

Best-selling picture book author Katrina Germein is published worldwide. Her first book, Big Rain Coming, has remained continuously in print since 1999 and her popular title My Dad Thinks He’s Funny, was Highly Commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Her story Thunderstorm Dancing is just one of several books to have received Notable Book Commendations from The Children’s Book Council and featured on children’s television programs such as Play School. Katrina’s latest book, Great Goal! Marvellous Mark! was released to rave reviews last year.

Friday 29 June 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Alice Springs Public Library--Multipurpose Room
$35/25 NTWC members
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