Lecture: Writing for Children

Pfau Library Noontime Lecture Series presents:

The ABC’s of Writing for Children

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Noon-1 p.m.
Pfau Library PL-4005
By: Diane Adams

Diane Adams will share her journey into writing for children, including the woes of rejection letters and the thrills of selling manuscripts. She will discuss how she gets ideas for books, where she finds publishers to buy those books, and what it’s like to work with an agent. She will also detail the strict parameters for the set-up of a children’s book and offer insight into what publishers do and do not want. She will read two of her books, Zoom! and I Can Do It Myself! and will answer questions about the competitive field of writing for children.

Diane Adams is the author of two children’s picture books, Zoom!, and I Can Do It Myself!. She is the illustrator of A Home For Salty. She was born in Long Beach, Calif., and grew up in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She loved to write poetry as a child, and her favorite book was Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. It’s still one of her favorites. Diane has a degree in Spanish from the University of Redlands, and has studied under Marla Frazee at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She is presently enrolled in the master’s in English program at CSUSB.

Printable flier for “The ABC’s of Writing for Children” (PDF)

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