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Writing Children’s Books—Cancelled

Thursdays, February 20–April 30 (no class on March 19), 7:00–10:00 pm

About the Program

Master writing for a variety of children’s genres, including picture books, easy-to-reads, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction. This class, offered in partnership with Otis College Extension, explores the art of storytelling and how characterization, theme, plot development, dialogue, and point of view create unique and interesting stories. The children’s book marketplace, the importance of the editing process, how to work with illustrators, and how to submit your manuscripts to editors will also be covered.

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Instructor: Deborah Nourse Lattimore received her BA in art history and Ancient Near Eastern and pre-Columbian studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. The illustrator and author of over thirty-five children's and educational books, she is the recipient of the prestigious PEN Award, ACLU Award in Art for Civil Liberties, the Color Me Bright Foundation Award, and most recently, the 2019 Franklyn Liegel Award at Otis College. Her books are in the California Collection, and her illustrations are in numerous museums and personal collections.