All throughout September and October, the Bryant Library will be presenting lectures by Roseanne Baxter Frank on the elements of picture book writing.
The meeting dates are Tuesdays, Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3 and 10. The classes run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The library describes the classes thusly: “Picture books are magic, and they are our first love in literature. Do you have a story you want to tell? Join us as we discuss what goes into writing a picture book. Bring your work-in-progress (please bring five copies to share). If you don’t have a WIP, no worries. We learn from each other. We will go over characters, pacing, first lines, satisfying endings, pitches, voice, story arcs, illustrations, revisions and more. We will be reading current books as mentor texts. This class is interactive and participatory. Inspire the next generation of readers.” Roseanne Baxter Frank is a long-time East Hills resident and early childhood teacher. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and the social media coordinator for the Long Island chapter. She is also a freelance editor and adores writing picture books. She is the founder of Parents Love Picture Books – a site that brings authors and readers together. Her first young adult novel, Legacy and Legend, was just signed with PenIt Publishing.
Frank is on twitter @writingoutloud2 Instagram @writingoutloud or at rbfrank.com. Please register to reserve your space in the class. No fee required.
The library is at 2 Paper Mill Rd. Call 56-621-2240.