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Writing Storybooks for Children Master Class with Katharine Holabird via Zoom

July 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Free – $124

Join award winning author Katharine Holabird for inspiration and tips on how to write picture books that will resonate with both children and parents. Katharine will share over 30 years experience creating and publishing children’s picture books, and working with editors, book designers, and illustrators. Learn what makes a picture book popular, and how to keep a young audience engaged and entertained, as well as some of the pitfalls to avoid.

Katharine will share her insights on creating memorable characters, using humor and pathos in storytelling, and connecting with a young audience. She will refer to her personal collection of Angelina Ballerina and Twinkle drafts and works in progress to show her step by step writing process. Bring a love of picture books, a good imagination, and a desire to learn the skills needed for this special genre, and join Katharine for a fun and informative workshop.

NB: This class is capped at 20 and will be taught on Zoom. You will receive the link as soon as you register for class and in a reminder  email the morning of the class. It will be sent to the email address you use to register. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive it within five minutes.
The Altman Person of Color Scholarships and the need-based scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis for USA-based students only—no more than one every other month. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register. Please refer to our Scholarships page before registering for Person of Color Scholarship or Need Based Scholarship. Thank you in advance for this consideration.
Katharine Holabird is the award-winning author of Angelina Ballerina and a new children’s book series about a lovable little fairy called Twinkle. Katharine grew up in a family of architects and artists in Chicago, and as a child she loved to perform and dance with her three sisters. She graduated with a BA in Literature from Bennington College, and started writing children’s books in 1983. Since then, Angelina Ballerina books have sold millions of copies, been translated into 20+ languages, and Angelina has become a children’s classic.


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July 10
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free – $124
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States