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    12 Tips for Writing a Picture Book

    July 5, 2016

    By NYWW faculty member, Laura Geringer Bass I recently taught a workshop for six writers in my home. In a living room dominated by a floor to ceiling library of picture books, each student tried her hand at writing a picture book for children. Each took a different path towards the discovery of her story. […]

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The Gymnast and Other Positions by Jacqueline Bishop




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With a grant from LIT, Prison Writes brings books, journals and writing workshops to youth held in detention — With the generous support of a grant fromLiteracy for Incarcerated Teens (LIT).  Prison Writes workshops…more »

Telling Your Stories: A Series of Workshops in Poetry and Prose — Telling Your Story: A Series of Workshops in Poetry and Prose   Wednesday, July 13,…more »

Incident, Image, Idea: A Workshop in Poetry with Tim Tomlinson — New York Writers Workshop presents: Incident, Image, Idea: A Poetry Workshop with Tim Tomlinson  Tuesday,…more »

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