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Children’s Picture Book Boot Camp

Introductory | Kickstart your dream of writing for children with this informative, supportive course that will launch you into the world of picture books with insightful discussion about the market, deep studies of mentor texts, and a step-by-step process to get your story out of your head and onto paper. This course will feature live lectures, group critiques, and feedback from the instructor, an editor with twenty years of experience.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Julie Romeis Sanders

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Term: Spring 2021

Start Date: 04/08/2021

End Date: 05/27/2021

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$355.50 Member Price:
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$395.00 General Price:

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Julie Romeis Sanders

JULIE ROMEIS SANDERS has twenty years of experience as a children’s book editor, bookseller, and workshop instructor. As an acquiring editor for Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Chronicle Books she collaborated with many award-winning authors and illustrators including Aaron Reynolds, Victoria Jamieson, Rick Yancey, Dan Santat, and Laura Numeroff. She edited the Caldecott Honor book Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle and was the first editor for several writers who went on to create best-selling books that were awarded the Caldecott Honor, Newbery Honor, and Printz Honor. Julie also spent several years as a children’s bookseller, which gave her a deep understanding of how people buy books for children. For the past eight years Julie has worked as an independent developmental editor and workshop instructor. Her clients include writers, literary agents, and publishers. Julie also works with non-profit publisher Room to Read, where she edits books in translation and creates workshops for writers and illustrators in developing countries. In 2017 she traveled to Jordan to lead an illustrator workshop alongside talented illustrator Julie Downing. Julie is passionate about helping writers make their books the best they can be with creative, constructive, collaborative feedback at every stage of their career. To learn more about Julie, visit: http://www.editorialjulie.com

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