Two picture book writing workshops offered next month!

Any picture book writers feeling isolated out there? I’m offering back to back one-day picture book manuscript workshops next month. We’ll talk about the fascinating/fiendish (take your pick) specific challenges of writing these fabulous little books, including the essential elements of picture book writing: characters, story arc, language, beginnings and endings, voice and tension.

If you wish, you can bring in copies of a manuscript of your own (no more than 700 words) and we’ll read it aloud and discuss it. Or, just come and absorb whatever’s useful to you and your current or future work. Workshop is limited to a maximum of ten.

Dates: Saturday, February 11,  and Sunday, February 12,12:30-4:30 p.m.

Place: my house in Uptown Minneapolis.
Cost: $50, including hand-outs and some kind of tasty homemade treat. Please email me at if you have questions or would like to sign up (specify which day you prefer). And please feel free to share this info with any interested friends.