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How to write a children’s picture book: A workshop with Alan Durant

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (BST)

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A fun workshop that covers the key techniques for writing picture books for young children – and will help you to transform memories into imaginative stories. 

Many of the most successful ideas for picture books begin with a childhood event, a toy or an emotion. During this fun writing workshop, award-winning children’s author Alan Durant will teach you how to turn childhood experiences into imaginative fiction – and keep a young audience enthralled by your storytelling.

Whether you want to write for your own children or relatives, or for publication, this beginner-level class will teach you the key techniques and considerations of writing picture books for young children. On the day, Alan will be joined by Samantha van Riet, a South African illustrator, who will share her experience of working with authors. 

The class is also suitable for illustrators keen to learn how to tell their stories through words. By the end of the day, you’ll have written a simple story, and have the skills to respond to the demands and delights of young children in your writing.

Tutor profile

Alan Durant is an award-winning author of over ninety books for children – from picture books to young adult novels. His titles include Billy Monster's Daymare, winner of the Royal Mail Scottish Children's Book Award, and Dear Tooth Fairy, which was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. Alan is an experienced writing tutor, who has run many workshops for children and adults. Find out more on his website.

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The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (BST)


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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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