Guest Presenter at PB&J Workshop. "This workshop with award-winning picture book authors Darcy Pattison and Leslie Helakoski digs deep into the many layers that create strong creative stories. You’ll go beyond the basics to understand the whys behind current picture book bestsellers. We’ll dissect books with that elusive read-again-and-again quality and learn how to entice readers with our own writing.
Natalia Remis is an Associate Editor at Scholastic Press and the Blue Sky Press, imprints of Scholastic Inc. will offer feedback on your work--hear her discuss why she chooses the books she chooses.
In addition to new ways to understand story, you’ll get reviews on personal manuscripts from our three faculty members. Though no artistic talent is needed for this workshop, understanding the role art plays in a picture book is essential. A visiting art director will discuss how art enhances writing and inspire you to make room for the art as you write.
Take a look at a previous year’s schedule to imagine yourself attending and contributing to the fun. Our intimate, small-group format will ensure you learn as much as possible and leave with fresh ideas as well as new friends."