The Weekly 411 (10/30/15)

© Claire O'Brien

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, Issue #44                                                                                 

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Don't forget Oct 31 is the deadline for the We Need Diverse Books mentorship program.

Illustrators: Enter to win a chance for a free portfolio review from Caldecott illustrator Eric Rohmann


Today we feature picture book author Ariel Bernstein.

Conferences, Workshops & Retreats

Late July 2016 deadline 2017 Hedgebrook Writers' Residency Apply for one of forty fully funded 2 to 6 week residencies on Whitbey Island, 35 miles NW of Seattle, WA.

Mar. 31-April 3 Picture Book Boot Camp Join the incomparable Jane Yolen for an intensive weekend on the craft of picture book writing. For traditionally published (or contracted) authors.  (Hatfield, MA)

Art of Arc: How to Analyze Your Picture Book Manuscript A master class in picture book writing by author Alayne Kay Christian, focusing on a deep study of the traditional story arc as well as other story structures. This course is Kidlit411 tested and approved!

Nov. 4 7 p.m. EST (90 minutes LIVE) Dialogue Webinar with author, editor, and writing coach Joyce Sweeney. Learn how to reel in your readers through dialogue. Plenty of opportunities to get our questions answered.

Kidlit College - a site offering in depth online craft webinars for children's authors and illustrators.

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