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Writing the Perfect Picture Book, an interactive workshop by Nancy Viau

Event Type: Arts and Crafts Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 7/12/2017
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Writing the Perfect Picture Book, an interactive workshop on writing and submitting a picture book manuscript.

In this interactive writing workshop for aspiring children's book authors and illustrators, participants will be informed about the different types of picture books, understand why a picture book standard is used by publishers, and learn the difference between traditional, self-published, hard copy, and electronic formats. Character and plot development along with rhyme vs non-rhyming text will be discussed along with what editors and agents are seeking in the current market. Participants will draft a picture book "dummy" and sketch ideas on each page to compliment the text. Painting and drawing talent not required!
Library: Cape May Court House Library
Location: Court House Library Storytime Room
Other Information:
Supplies needed for each person include:
a pencil, eraser, a pad of 3x3 post it notes, either color pencils, crayons, or markers, and 8 sheets of plain white paper (size 8-1/2 x 11). Computer paper or simple drawing/sketch paper is fine.

Nancy Viau is the author of the picture books Storm Song, City Street Beat, and Look What I Can Do! along with two middle-grade novels: Just One Thing! and Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head. Her essays, stories, poems, and activities have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Family Circle, Highlights for Children, Ladybug, Babybug, and various magazines and anthologies. She is the founder of the KidLit Authors Club, a group of 22 children’s book authors who sign and present at bookstores, libraries, festivals, schools, and conferences. Nancy is employed by the Cape May County Library System as a seasonal assistant librarian, and when not reading or writing, she hikes, bikes, and travels wherever her frequent flyer miles take her. www.NancyViau.com
Presenter: Nancy Viau
Status: Closed
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  • Attendee must be 15 Years or older.
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