Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library
Writing With Pictures: The Role of the Illustrations in Picture Books, with Jennifer Morris

Are you interested in writing picture books? Picture books merge words and images like no other genre. Writing and pictures play off of one another to create works that are greater than the sum of their parts.

We will explore the anatomy of picture books and what makes writing for them different from other forms of literature. We will discuss the role of the illustrator and if being your own illustrator could be right for you. And we will delve into the nuts and bolts of submitting your picture books for publication. What do editors want to see? Should you find an illustrator before you submit your story? And if so, how?

headshotJennifer E. Morris is an award-winning illustrator and children’s book author. She has illustrated numerous picture books, children’s magazines, greeting cards, and educational materials. She authored four books for Scholastic. The best selling, “May I Please Have a Cookie?” has sold over one million copies. She also illustrated “The Lemonade Hurricane,” written by Licia Morelli, which was selected as a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children’s Book Council.