One-Day Workshops: Dates & Details

Open Nest Introductory workshops are open to all applicants on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited so book quickly to avoid disappointment!

All workshops are hosted via Zoom.

An Introduction to Picture Book Writing: Open Nest Introductory Workshop - Friday 26th November 2021

with Jo Collins
Friday 11th February 2022, 10am – 1pm
To be hosted via Zoom

This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in finding out about picture book writing. It is recommended for writers who are at the start of their careers and who would like a better understanding of how to prepare their work to stand the best chance of securing a place on the academy’s popular Picture Book Plan.

Numbers are limited to 12 and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Senior industry editor, Jo Collins, hosts this introductory session, where we will discover the crucial ingredients of a successful picture book.

Please bring a notebook and pen/pencils. We will be:

  • analysing a best-selling picture book, with particular attention to tone, voice, structure, and emotional impact;
  • developing confidence through informal picture book writing exercises;
  • discussing next steps and ways you could progress on your picture book writing journey.

To book a place, please contact Jo Collins: [email protected]

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