More Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating Courses

here are a couple more children’s lit courses taking place in February and March 2009:

Writing Stories for Children
3 Saturdays, February 14-28 2009
SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver
fee: $410
instructor: Ellen Schwartz

The field of children’s literature is a vibrant and competitive one. Books for young readers are more visually appealing, informative and imaginative than ever. This course is for those who want to learn the basics of writing a vivid and engaging story for children. It covers the craft of writing for young readers as well as the business of marketing stories to publishers. Topics include character development, plot, setting, point of view, dialogue and self-editing. The class includes discussion, small group work, in-class writing exercises and constructive group critique. Participants will have the opportunity to work in variety of genres from picture books through novels and non-fiction books.

For complete course information, please visit the course page on the SFU Writing and Publishing Program website.

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Writing and Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book: An Introduction
Saturday, March 7, 2009
SFU Harbour Centre
fee: $180
instructors: Kathie Shoemaker and Ellen Schwartz

The field of children’s literature is a vibrant and competitive one. Picture books for young readers are more visually appealing, informative and imaginative than ever. This course is for those who want to learn the basics of writing and illustrating a picture book for young children. It covers a brief history of picture books; the elements of picture books in both text and illustration; character and plot development; the division of text; and storyboarding. The class includes discussion and in-class writing and storyboarding exercises. Handouts are provided.

For complete course information, please visit the course page on the SFU Writing and Publishing Program website.

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2 Responses to More Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating Courses

  1. Laurie Wagar says:

    Are you presenting the intro to Writing and Illustrating course any sooner than March 7th?

    Thanks,
    Laurie

  2. kirsti says:

    Hi Laurie,

    It looks like Ellen Schwartz and Kathryn Shoemaker’s next intro to writing and illustrating children’s books is in May of 2010, again through SFU continuing studies: http://www.sfu.ca/wp/wipb.htm

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