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April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 20, 2020

Masterclass: Writing & Illustrating Children’s Books

Please check back soon for updates on this event.

with John Himmelman, Award-Winning Children’s Book Author & Illustrator

Every Wednesday for six weeks, April 15-May 20

Learn the craft of writing books for children. Children’s book styles are as diverse as their creators, and editors are always looking to bring the next new talent to their publishing houses.

Someone has to write them – why not you? Learn how to write the stories that interest publishers by writing about what interests you! And then… how to find those editors, what to send them, and how to present your work.

Masterclass Topics Featured:

  • Formats,
  • Brainstorming
  • Writing and Illustration Do’s & Don’ts
  • What Publishers Look For
  • Finding Publishers,
  • Submitting Work,
  • Contracts,
  • Working with Editors
  • Working with Art Directors
  • Working with Literary Agents

John Himmelman published his first book in 1981.  Many of his 85+ books since have gone on to win a variety of awards and honors.  Himmelman has taught this course in many different venues for over 30 years.

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April 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Florence Griswold
(860) 434-5542


Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States