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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 7 Weeks

6 Weeks, 6 Revisions: Picture Books

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  • $370.00 Non-Member
  • $355.00 Member

Class Description

For this class, you will have already completed three picture book manuscript drafts. During the six weeks of class, you will craft six bold revisions (two revisions per story), fiction or nonfiction, with an eye on submitting to children's book agents and editors. Each week will include a short lecture, generative prompts and exercises, and particular strategies for picture book revision. Also, each week all students will prepare comments and questions for the writers of works designated to be discussed. Writers will receive peer comments on craft and content prior to the workshop, then during workshops those writers will carry those discussions of their work forward toward next steps and further revisions of the work. This class is for experienced picture book writers who know the format, have completed multiple picture book manuscripts and are eager to dive into revision with a supportive peer community. Although this is primarily a revision generative class, each student may also receive one written critique from the instructor for a picture book text manuscript. Submission details to be shared in class. Mentor texts will include many recently published picture books including works by Minh Lê, Margarita Engle, Kate Messner, Bao Phi, Katie Yamasaki, Joyce Sidman, Jane Yolen, Uma Krishnaswami, Carole Boston Weatherford, Matt de la Peña, Andrea Pinkney, Joanne Schwartz and Derrick Barnes, among many others.

Please note: Class does meet April 7th (during The Muse and The Markplace conference) or April 21st (for Easter Sunday).

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!