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2020 Young Authors



Write and illustrate your own picture book!

For middle schoolers entering 5th - 9th grade this fall. Required registration begins Monday, May 11. Must be a Richardson resident with a Richardson Public Library card. Registration ends on June 19th. Call 972-744-4358 to register.

Fridays, 10:30 - 12:00 p.m. 
Basement Program Room

 June 5     Learn it! Professional children's author, Nancy Churnin, presents a young writer's workshop.
 June 12  Brainstorm It! Discuss ideas about plot, character, and other story elements. 
 June 19  Rough Draft! Review the first rough draft for changes.
 June 26  Illustrate It! Learn how to illustrate your picture book with professional artist, Julie   Flandorfer. 
 July 3  No events
 July 10  Revise It! Review your next draft to make your story better.
 July 17  Proof It! Learn about publishing guidelines.
 July 24  Finish It!  Work on the final details for your book completion.
 July 31  BOOKS DUE! turn in your completed book by 12:00 p.m.