One-day workshop on picture book writing, this Saturday, November 20

typewriter-have-a-wonderful-dayDo any of you local Twin Citians harbor a secret desire to write a picture book? I’m teaching a one-day workshop on “The Puzzle of Picture Books” this Saturday, November 20, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the beautiful Loft in downtown Minneapolis.

Picture books are usually written with children in mind, but not always – for example, I think of my own book Someday as being for adults more than children. And So Many Days and Only a Witch Can Fly are as much for grownups as children, too.

In fact, I’d like to see a new bookstore section – maybe the size of a goodsized bookcase – devoted only to picture books for grownups. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a few pictures along with the words?

There’s still room in the class and I’d love to see you there. If you’re interested, click here for all the details.


  1. oreo · November 17, 2010

    Yes! I *love* picture books (yours especially, of course). While I do look forward to the day that Special K can follow the thread of a chapter book, I plan to keep mixing in the picture books for as long as he’ll let me (five years? ten?), at which point I will have to stop using him for an excuse and admit that I’m really browsing the children’s section of the library for myself…


  2. Karen Bjork Kubin · November 18, 2010

    A picture-book section for grownups–I love that idea! One of my first dates with my husband ended up with us browsing the picture book section of a Barnes & Noble. I was a little mystified at the time, but I get it now!


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