The Art of Writing Children's Books

with Author/Illustrator Richard Jesse Watson
Saturday and Sunday, August 20th and 21st, 2011
10:00 am - 3:00 pm    $150

The Writers' Workshoppe in Port Townsend
234 Taylor Street

    Due to a healthy waiting list for Richard's last session in July, he has agreed to do an encore in August. Sign up soon, there are only 4 spaces remaining.

   Have you ever wanted to write a children’s book? Everyone has stories to tell.  Come find out how to make your stories compelling. Join this two-day workshop designed to loosen your imagination and tighten your writing.
    Watson will demonstrate character development and story structure, with an emphasis on the picture book. Find the way back to your Island of Wild Things through Richard’s interactive and personal writing exercises.
    For anyone interested in writing for children, this class will give you tools and tangible steps to help launch your stories. Find out where your wild things are.

Bring the following to class:
Loose sheets of plain paper for class exercises
Pen, pencil and eraser

Richard Jesse Watson has been creating children’s picture books for twenty-five years.  His version of The Night Before Christmas rocketed to the New York Times Bestseller List (HarperCollins 2006), and Tom Thumb won the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.