Crafting Engaging Picture Books with Jolie Stekly

  • Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Writers' Studio at BARN, Class Code: WR042223JS
  • 11



Discover the secrets of crafting a picture book that kids will ask for again and again.

About this Class

This workshop includes many exercises to grow ideas and explore ways to tell your story in the most engaging way. The session is followed by a question-and-answer period.

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Jolie Stekly has worked with experts in the children’s publishing industry for 20 years as a writer, freelance editor, instructor, coach, and consultant. Recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Member of the Year award, she presents the orientation for first-time attendees at the annual conference and is the former regional advisor in Western Washington. With a master’s degree in teaching, she teaches writing classes to both pre-published and published writers of books for kids and teens, including a picture book course offered by the UW Certificate in Writing Program. Learn more at and follow her on Instagram and Twitter (@cuppajolie).

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