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Friday, May 5 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
3H: Half the Story: Writing for the Picture Book Market
Limited Capacity seats available

Writing is only half the story in picture books--images and text collaborate to tell the story together. So how do we write text without saying too much? Where in our writing should we step aside for the illustrator? And how do we compress stories for the strict count of 32 pages? How can we skill up in order to craft manuscripts that appeal to editors and art directors for their illustration possibility? This session will explore the anatomy of the picture book as it pertains to writers and offer guidelines for crafting marketable picture book manuscripts today. We will address the current picture book market and share the gaps, openings and opportunities for writers to get a foot in the door.

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Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson (www.hatbooks.com) is a longtime resident of Japan. She is the author of the novel Ash and three verse novels for young people: Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth, The Language Inside, and Orchards, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. She is also author of the picture books The Wakame Gatherers and the forthcoming Twilight Chant, and she compiled and edited Tomo: Friendship Through... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Stuart Room

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