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Posted by Tom, January 30, 2015

How to Write Picture Books: A Nosy Crow Masterclass

This event is currently sold out. If you’d like to add your name to the waiting list, you can do so here, and we’ll notify you if a space opens up.

Last year, we launched a new programme of Masterclass events, beginning with a one-day class on writing children’s fiction (which is taking place in just over a week).

Although we were fairly confident that there was an appetite for this sort of event, based on feedback we’d received from attendees of our Nosy Crow Conference, we had no idea exactly what level of demand to expect – and so we were absolutely amazed when tickets for the first masterclass sold out within 24 hours.

And when we announced the first event, the one question that we received over and over again was if or when we’d be holding another masterclass specifically for picture book writing. We knew this something we wanted to do – and so today, we are very pleased to announce our next Nosy Crow Masterclass: How to Write Picture Books.

This will be another intensive, all-day writing masterclass, with sessions from authors, editors, agents, staff at Nosy Crow, and more – all focussed on writing picture books. There’ll be practical suggestions, advice on every aspect of writing, from rhyme and scansion, to editing a text, working alongside illustrators, understanding the format, and more – and guidance about what comes after – finding an agent, understanding a contract, and international selling.

As part of the day, there’ll also be one-on-one manuscript critiques for every attendee (for anyone who has sent along writing samples in advance). Our first confirmed advisors for these sessions are Nosy Crow’s Managing Director Kate Wilson, Editorial Director Camilla Reid, and Head of Picture Books Louise Bolongaro.

The masterclass will take place here at the Crow’s Nest – 10a Lant St, London, SE1 1QR – on Saturday April 25th.

Ticket price includes tea and coffee breaks throughout the day, lunch, and a glass of wine – and cake! – at the end of the day.

Early Bird tickets are available now – you can buy them here, or with the form below.

We’ll be announcing more details about the day, with speakers and a list of sessions, very shortly.

Places are extremely limited, so if you’re interested, get yours now – we hope to see you there!

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