Writing Picture Books with Katrina Germein (Online)
Picture books are a unique genre that delight both adults and children. But what makes them special? How do writers take readers on a journey with so few words to play with? And how do the author and illustrator work together? In this workshop aspiring writers are invited to examine some of the important elements of text for picture books. We will consider how to begin writing a picture book and how to refine and strengthen a story.
- Word Length
- Emotional Impact
- Commercial appeal
- How to submit to publishers
Katrina Germein is a best-selling picture book author. Published worldwide, her first book, Big Rain Coming, has remained continuously in print since it was originally published in 1999. Katrina’s popular story, Thunderstorm Dancing, is among many of Katrina’s titles to have received a Notable Commendation from The Children’s Book Council of Australia and featured on children’s television programs such as Play School. Katrina’s much-loved picture book, My Dad Thinks He’s Funny, was Highly Commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and in 2019, Katrina received the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award for Let’s Go Strolling. New titles for 2020 include: Tell ‘Em, Shoo You Crocodile and My Dad Thinks He’s Super Funny.
What will I need to participate online?
As with our regular workshops, participants can expect to receive high quality teaching and plenty of opportunity for interaction and discussion.
You will need:
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Online (via Zoom)
$80/$50 NTWC members