2370 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, 2nd floor, San Diego, CA
Either from our childhood memories, or more recent readings to our own children, we’ve experienced the joy of sharing enduring picture books like Madeline, Corduroy, Where the Wild Things Are, I Want My Hat Back, Green Eggs and Ham, Curious George, Interrupting Chicken, Olivia, and A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Thanks to picture books, we now know what happens if you give a mouse a cookie. But, what happens if you give a writer an idea for a picture book? Well, that depends on whether they understand the intricacies of that unique art form. There’s a significant amount of craft that goes into creating an endearing picture book. This course provides an introduction to the key components of picture book writing*, including: structure, plot, character development, word choice, rhyme, pacing, themes, humor, and layout.
*Note: This class focuses solely on writing, not illustrating.
On November 26, Phil Pryde will give a talk and slide show at the Serra Mesa Library on the uniqueness of San Diego, based on his book San Diego: An Introduction to the Region, now in its 5th edition. The program will include a book signing.
The SDWEG general member meeting on November 26 will be devoted to the unveiling and release of The Guilded Pen, 2018. This is the 7th edition of the Guild’s anthology, containing 69 entries: short stories, essays, and poems—the work of 48 contributors.
Join us on November 26 for an exciting evening and pick up a copy. Then, take a moment. Sit back. Shed the day’s cares and let your mind go wandering. Between the pages of a good book is where the magic begins.