Archive for March, 2016

Do YOU have a picture book in you?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

For years I’ve been dreaming up a picture book class, and now it’s a reality!  Soooo excited about The Decatur Writers’ Studio.

“Picture books are perhaps the most inventive popular literary form we have, and that’s exciting!  You can do ANYTHING in a picture book, if you do it well enough.  But that makes it hard to know where to begin, and how to proceed.  Picture books aren’t just about telling a story or teaching a lesson. They’re about capturing a voice or character in a few short words, collaborating with visual space, considering the way children truly think, and sculpting words and sounds to leave a deep and lasting impression.  Picture books are poetry, even when they don’t feel like it.”

Join us for The Wild Rumpus!