Everyone already has what it takes to write a picture book.
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Everyone already has what it takes to write a picture book: the experience of having been a child. In this workshop, we will read and discuss various types of picture books, including books written in poetry and books written in prose, books that are serious and books that are silly, and books that have been considered controversial. Then, using specific writing exercises, each participant will practice writing picture books of their own.
Instructor: Lesléa Newman
Lesléa Newman is the author of 80 books for readers of all ages. Her picture books include, “Heather Has Two Mommies,” “Sparkle Boy,” “The Boy Who Cried Fabulous,” “Alicia and the Hurricane/Alicia y el huracán,” “Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story,” “Here Is The World: A Year of Jewish Holidays,” “As Babies Dream,” and “Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed.”
For photographers and artists wishing to take their photographic images into new creative realms, this course will open doors into the inky world of printmaking and polymer photogravure etching plates.
Advanced Alternative Photographic Processes is a perfect match for image makers who have completed the Exploring Alternative Photographic Processes workshop or have extensive experience with alternative photographic processes. It is also the workshop for students that want additional exposure to instruction and feedback, working time, dedicated space and materials to refine their skills and to focus their energy on a specific project or process.
The Big Dig, a Fiction Workshop with Aaron Hamburger
In our early drafts, we writers often create sentences and scenes that are only doing one thing at once. At times words, paragraphs, and even whole stories seem to have only one obvious purpose, which becomes clear all too quickly. Readers quickly guess what we’re trying to do and become bored. And in fact, we as writers become a bit bored too. In other words, we’re being predictable.