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1st March 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm



Find out everything you need to know about creating a picture book, from idea to publication in this workshop led by author, Emma Perry. You'll (re)discover the importance of connecting with your childhood and the process of collecting ideas and using them to bring characters to life in fully-fledged stories.

Bring your picture book ideas and get advice on developing key themes, creating strong characters and structure, giving you the confidence to let your imagination fly.

The last 30 minutes of the session will be reserved for Q&A with Emma.

Exclusive Content

All attendees reserving a place at this event also receive free access to An Introduction to Children's Publishing in 2021, a video interview with Alysoun Owen, Editor of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook and the Children's Writers'  & Artists' Yearbook. A link to the interview will be circulated by email ahead of the festival, and remain available to view for one week. 

Speaker Profile

Emma Perry’s debut picture book, I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. (Feb 2020) illustrated by Sharon Davey, has been translated into 9 languages. This Book Has Alpacas and Bears (June 2020), illustrated by Rikin Parekh, described as “an absolutely hilarious new book” by BookTrust.

A teacher, founder of book review website My Book Corner and organiser of International Book Giving Day, she’s been obsessed with books for as long as she can remember! Emma Perry is represented by Jodie Hodges, at United Agents. 

Booking & Event Details

All workshops are available to purchase separately but come as part of our Children's & YA Fiction Festival 2020.

The workshop fee of £30 (inc. VAT) is payable in full online and includes a charitable donation to the National Literacy Trust.

This is a live online event which will be presented using video conferencing software. Joining instructions and full guidance will be provided by the W&A Team a week before the event start-date.

All materials used by the author in the workshop session will be available for us to share with attendees at the author's discretion.

If you would like to book three workshops, you can do this at a special combined price of £70. W&A Admin will contact all customers booking at this special price w/c 22nd February to confirm their workshop choices.