The Arc of Picture Book Writing CLOSED
Dates: 4 Wednesdays, October 13 - November 3
Time: 6 - 8 pm PST
Instructor: Meera Sriram
This course will offer the creative space to learn all about picture book writing. Classes will cover a range of craft topics including story arc, voice, and emotional resonance and will offer insight into industry standards and the submission process.
Every hands-on session will be an interactive, nurturing space. With many different picture book examples and plenty of time for Q&A, this course will support you as you brainstorm, draft, revise, and polish a full picture book manuscript.
As an Indian American, Meera Sriram has lived almost equal parts of her life in both countries. Previously an electrical engineer, she now enjoys writing for children and advocating for diverse bookshelves.
Meera is the author of the picture books The Yellow Suitcase and A Gift for Amma, winner of the 2021 South Asia Book Award and named a School Library Journal Best Book for 2020. Her 2021 titles include Between Two Worlds and Dumpling Day.
Meera has also co-authored several kids’ books in India. She believes in the transformative power of stories and likes to write about people, places, and experiences less visible in children’s literature.