Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 28, 2009

Picture Book Intensive

sudipta2Just thought I would update you on the Picture Book Intensive being held at the Princeton Theological Seminary on November 15th. 

Author Sudipta Bardhan will be running the workshop.  She will introduce and discuss effective techniques for developing publishable picture book manuscripts, and then to apply those techniques to the participants’ manuscripts in concrete ways. Emphasis will be on discussion rather than lecture, and the participants’ previously submitted WIPs will be frequently used to demonstrate workshop topics (both as examples of successful approaches and of unsuccessful attempts – the bashful need not apply!). This intensive is aimed at intermediate and advanced picture book writers who understand the basic form of the book.

Sudipta is the author of thirteen picture books and sixteen nonfiction books for children including The Hog Prince, illustrated by Jason Wolff (Dutton, 2009), Ballots for Belva, illustrated by Courtney Martin (Abrams, 2008) and The Mine-o-saur, illustrated by David Clark (Putnam, 2007).


We have a surprize speaker, Christina Tugeau Artist Agent

Christina will take some time out of her day with the illustrator’s during the Illustrator’s Day (also taking place on the 15th) to present,


 let the ART do the talking.”


Simone Kaplan from Picture Book People and former editor at HarperCollins will meet individually with 15 attendees to listen, advise and suggest revisions on improving their stories.

If you would like to attend, please go to NewJerseySCBWI

Hope you can join us.  Kathy


  1. I would like to find out when the work shop for Picture Book Intense will be and the address..can I get on a email list for this type of stuff..Thanks


    • Jacqueline,

      I just added you to our e-mail list. We are having a picture book intensive June 4th. Our conference is June 4th and 5th. The intensive is in the morning before the conference. You should think about joining us on June 4th and 5th. We have 21 editors and agents coming, tons of workshops, lots of time to meet and talk to the faculty, one-on-one critiques and Simone Kaplan is doing picture consultations. To check it out go to
      You will find all the things you can sign up for by looking at the registration form.



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