All levels are welcome. Limited to 12 participants.
Thinking of jumping on the picture book biography bandwagon? Better yet, already have someone in mind to write about but don’t know where to start? Then, come down the research rabbit hole with Anne Renaud, as she shares the steps she takes to lift the veil on the lives of people—from birth to grave and everything in between.
This three-hour workshop will look at the different approaches in picture book biographies and provide answers to such questions as:
- What biographical information should I leave in and what can I leave out?
- How and where do I go to track down surviving family members? Newspaper clippings? Genealogical information? Photographs? Patents?
- The back matter is no laughing matter; what do I include?
- Do I need a research grant to write my book? If so, where do I go for grant money?
- How and to whom should I pitch my manuscript?
Handouts will be distributed. Participants are also encouraged to send Anne specific questions they would like answered, prior to the workshop date.
You can send your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested reading before workshop:
The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle: The Cool Science Behind Frank Epperson’s Famous Frozen Treat by Anne Renaud
Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament by Anne Renaud
The True Tale of a Giantess: The Story of Anna Swan by Anne Renaud
Bloom: A story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear
On our way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and her march for children’s rights by Monica Kulling
Joan Procter, dragon doctor: The woman who loved reptiles by Patricia Valdez
Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell