The How to Write Picture Books Nosy Crow Masterclass will be back for TWO new dates this Autumn, and today we are very pleased to reveal the line-up of speakers for our November event!
The day will begin with an overview of the children’s book market from Nosy Crow’s Managing Director, Kate Wilson, setting a context for picture books in 2015.
Our Head of Picture Books, Louise Bolongaro, will deliver a crash course on the editorial essentials for writing picture books – a distilled masterclass all in itself.
Helen Mackenzie Smith, literary agent at Bell Lomax Moreton, will talk about her role as an agent – what she looks for in a submission, do’s and don’ts for authors, and more.
Over lunch, there’ll be the opportunity for all of our attendees to receive one-on-one manuscript feedback.
Shifty McGifty and Slipper Sam author Tracey Corderoy will talk about writing picture books in both rhyme and prose.
Award-winning author-illustrator Benji Davies will talk about where he finds his inspiration, how he writes, and will share his perspective on making picture books as both an author and illustrator.
And finally, Kate Wilson will close the masterclass with a session on the importance of thinking internationally, and writing picture books for a global audience – followed by a glass of wine at the end of the day!
The masterclass is taking place here at the Crow’s Nest – 10a Lant St, London, SE1 1QR – on Saturday November 7th.
It’s now completely sold out, and there is a very long waiting list for places, but if you’d like to add your name to it, either with the form below, or with this link, we can email you about future masterclass events.