Stir, Pour, Bake and Serve
A working recipe for a great picture book
No matter your experience level—as a picture book writer or illustrator, you can always benefit from more fresh ideas–the key ingredient for an original picture book. The aim of this one day workshop will be to stir up ideas from a reliable source—childhood memories—and pour some of these into a story structure using some tried and tested techniques. With a bit of play, you’ll cook up a new picture book project, sample it with others, and using Bridget’s guidelines, get it ready to serve up to publishers.
Now settled back in the UK after over 25 years in France, SCBWI International Illustrator Liaison, Bridget Strevens-Marzo loves creating rich visual worlds for children to inhabit.
Bridget has been published by US, French, English & Australian houses. Her award-winning books include Kiss, Kiss! and the Big Book for Little Hands. She has had starred reviews for How do You Make a Baby Smile? and her most recent book, Mini Racer, which shows her talent for visual sub-stories. Bridget loves words too, and weaving her own stories and playful paths around pictures. Visit Bridget at www.bridgetstrevens.com
Times:10.00am: arrival and chat
10.30am: first workshop session
1.00pm: lunch and refreshments are available from the library café.
2.00pm: second workshop session
4.00pm: end of workshop.
Cost: £20 SCBWI members. £25 non-members
Picture Book/Portfolio critiques
A limited number of picture book/portfolio critiques are available with Bridget after the workshop and the next morning. The venue is to be arranged but it will include time for an evening meal (not incl in price) and chat at about 6pm.
SCBWI members: £20 per 15 min critique
Non SCBWI members: £25 per 15 min critique
Please email Maureen Lynas firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form for the event and critiques..
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