Looking for feedback on your kid’s book manuscript? Bring your work-in-progress to this hands-on critique group moderated by a professional children’s book editor with nearly 20 years of experience. You will be amazed at how much you learn yourself by critiquing another writer’s work.
Thank you for last night. I found the process most helpful, not only about my own book, but I learned much listening to your advice about the other books as well. Susan R.
Thank you for holding the drop in critique group last night. I enjoyed it very much and the comments were all very helpful with my story. Margaret Speaker Yuan
Thank you so much for the critique group last night. You gave me some very helpful suggestions and exercises. I walked away with lots of notes and inspiration for future revision. Jennifer March Soloway
Summer Dawn Laurie set her sights on the world of children’s book publishing in 1997 and has never looked back. She started down this path at Chronicle Books for Children, working in both the marketing and editorial departments. In 2000 she crossed the bay to join Tricycle Press, the children's imprint of Ten Speed Press in Berkeley, California. As Senior Editor, Summer worked on over 50 published books across varied genres—picturebooks, board books, novels, activity books, fiction and non-fiction for young people up to age 12. After seven years she took yet another fork in the road and is now an independent editor, working to strengthen each word her clients write and helping guide them through the often labyrinthine route to publication. Summer is also a children’s specialist at independent bookseller Books Inc. where she has started the Wild Girls Mother-Daughter Book Club for girls aged 9-12 years old and their moms. And just for fun, Summer produces the children’s and teen programming for the annual Litquake literary festival and sits on the board of the NCIBA where she chairs the Northern California Children's Booksellers' Alliance.
Children's Book Writing Group Registration
Books Inc. at Opera Plaza•Hosted by Summer Dawn Laurie
Bring 6 copies of your picturebook manuscript or up to 10 pages of your middle grade/YA novel. Classes are limited to 6 participants. Classes with less than 3 participants will be cancelled with a full refund or be transferred to the next open class. 48-hour minimum advance sign-up required. No-shows and cancellations less than 24 hours will not receive a refund.
*Please note: April's session was held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month instead of the 3rd.
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