Society of
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LONDON AUTHOR MASTERCLASS: PICTURE BOOK FOCUS: The Big Picture – creating a successful non-fiction picture book with author, Catherine Barr

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Date(s) - 19/10/2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Theodore Bullfrog Pub, First floor meeting room, ,
26-30 John Adam Street - London, WC2N 6HL


Picture Book Focus: The Big Picture – creating a successful non-fiction picture book with author, Catherine Barr

Saturday 19 October 2019

From ideas through to expert advice, publishers’ meetings, illustrator partnerships, stage and school events, Catherine Barr will share her own experience of an unplanned journey to becoming a children’s non-fiction picture book writer. Through discussion and individual work groups, participants will also have the chance to explore the challenges (and joys) of finding an idea, making a pitch, exploring media opportunities and engaging children on stage and in the classroom with their story. Questions are welcome throughout this journey into the heart of what makes a successful non-fiction picture book.

Catherine Barr campaigned with Greenpeace before training as a journalist and becoming Editor at the Natural History Museum, writing summer exhibitions. She worked on strategic communications with charities and wrote her first book in 2015. The Story of Life: a first book on evolution was shortlisted for The English Association Picture Book Award and longlisted for the School Library Association Information Book Awards. Catherine is currently working with five different publishers and has eleven published picture books. She is Patron of Reading for a local school and mother of two teenage girls.

More information is available here: Masterclass Flyer 2019

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Pub lunch and tea/coffee included.

Please note that unfortunately we are unable to offer any refunds unless the Masterclass is cancelled. The programme may be subject to change.


This event is fully booked.