You Don’t Have to Choose: Balancing Playful Picture Books With Rigorous Research

A hands-on picture book workshop for both the non-fiction and fiction author led by the award-winning, bestselling author Chris Barton.

Workshop Synopsis: Creatively and professionally alike, authors can enjoy big benefits from letting the silly stuff cross-pollinate with the seriously researched. In “You Don’t Have to Choose,” we’ll use the examples of picture book authors who have done both fiction and nonfiction as a springboard for discussing and honing skills and techniques applicable to both types of writing. We’ll examine the benefits — and potential drawbacks — of that sort of career cross-pollination with a goal of having each student leave the workshop inspired and equipped to create books in both realms, with some newly gained practical experience under their belts.

Date: Saturday, June 30th
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: The Wyndham Gardens Hotel
3401 S I-25, Austin, TX 78741
SCBWI Member – $50, Non-Member – $65


SCBWI Member: $50

Following registration processing, participants will receive a confirmation email along with a Pre-Workshop assignment.

The content of this workshop will serve as quality reference in your publishing pursuit. This will most certainly be a not-to-miss workshop of a lifetime. Sign up today, while there are still spaces available!

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