Esther Hershenhorn - Children’s Book Writing Group 101: The WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY AND HOW!

  • November 09, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL


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Esther Hershenhorn

Children's Book Writing Group 101: 


The word group is both a noun AND a verb.  Author and Children’s Book Writing Coach Esther Hershenhorn shares Writing Group basics, opportunities and possibilities, highlighting actions children’s book-writing members can take so all in the group successfully navigate the creative process and their Children’s Book World.

Individual critiques are not available. However, two manuscripts from those submitted will be selected for group presentation and discussion. Writers can submit – between October 16 and October 20 - up to 5 pages of a picture book or the first chapter of a chapter book (early chapter, mg, YA, nonfiction) + story description/summary. Email the pages as an attachment to  Label the subject head “Manuscript for Nov. 9 OCWW Presentation.”

Chicagoan Esther Hershenhorn writes picture books and middle-grade fiction, teaches adult Writing for Children workshops at the Newberry Library and the University of Chicago’s Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies and coaches writers of all ages to help them tell their stories. Her latest books include S IS FOR STORY and the baby board book TXTNG MAMA TXTNG BABY. Esther also advocates for children’s book creators via her past service on the Board of Advisors of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and current service as the Illinois Chapter’s Regional Advisor Emeritus. 

Visit her website to learn more about her books, classes and coaching. She blogs at

9-9:30 AM registration and socializing
9:30-12 PM program

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