Make It Shine: Polish Your Picture Book

Make it Shine! Polish Your Picture Book to Its Fullest Potential!

Instructor: Kathy Duval

Five hundred words— no problem, right?


A successful picture book is an art form combining lyrical language and dynamic images, each dependent on the other. To compete, your work must shine, as well as follow the conventions of today’s crowded market.

In this hands-on revision workshop, we’ll take a fresh look at your characters, setting, plot, and picture book language. Participants will complete exercises to polish their prose, as well as create a dummy to see how your text fits into a picture book format. Feedback in small groups will help you take your picture book to the next level.

Participants will be asked to bring three copies of the same completed picture book manuscript. You will be notified closer to the workshop date about the other supplies you will need for making a dummy. 

TIME: Saturday, November 5th, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, October 31st, $55 Members, $65 Non-Members. After Monday, October 31st, $65 Members, $75 Non-Members—Become a member here:

LOCATION: Writespace – PLEASE NOTE: There is a LARGE Silver Street event at this time, so please allow extra time to find parking. Please see the map at this link for alternative parking information, if needed.

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 12 writers

Nov 5, 2016
9:30 am
Saturday Time & Price:
9:30am $55-65

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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