Charles F. Barker

ART WORKSHOP:

LEARN HOW TO WRITE, ILLUSTRATE, AND PUBLISH A CHILDREN'S BOOK!

An educational and fun Workshop with Children’s Book Author/ Illustrator Charles Ferguson Barker

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Preliminary Schedule at-a-glance
Mackinac Island Children’s Book Workshop at the Murray Hotel June 24-27, 2012

Sunday evening 6/24 - Murray Hotel 5-6:30 Workshop Welcome/Introduction and Icebreaker

Monday 6/25: 9:00 am
• 8:00-9:00 Full breakfast Buffet at Murray Hotel
• 9-9:30 Welcome - Individual and Class Goals
• 9:30- 10:00 The big picture: Idea to Publication / Protecting your ideas
• 10:00 – 11:30 “From the Publisher’s Perspective” Jane Louise Hoehner, Director, Wayne State University Press
• 12:00 Tour of Manoogian Art Museum (Indian Dormitory)
• 12:30-1:30 Lunch at Fort (Provided) – Writing Books- ideas from Screenplays
• 2:30 – 4:30 Murray Hotel: Your Book and Illustrations: The Big Picture- Idea to publication continued
• Dinner on your own
• 8:00 – Reading in Murray Hotel Lobby to Children in Hotel (Hiawatha)

Tuesday 6/28:
• 8:00-9:00 Full breakfast Buffet at Murray Hotel
• 9:00 – 11:00 Murray Hotel Lecture / Sketching/writing process– Mining ideas –Book format Illustrations – Bringing the book to life – How?
• More on finding a publisher - How? When?
• Agents – Do you need one?
• The manuscript format
• The Book proposal format – Do’s and Don’ts
• 11:30 – 12:30 Visit to Mackinac Island Public Library – Book discussion
• 12:30- 2:00 Lunch (provided)
• 3:00-6:00 Murray Hotel:
• Submitting your work to a Publisher – How, what to expect / Contracts
• Cover letter / Manuscript format /Exclusive submissions / e-books
• The waiting game (start your next project!)
• 6-7:30 Dinner on your own
• 8:00 (optional) Movie at Murray Hotel: Jumanji (Children’s Book by Michigan native Chris Van Allsburg)

Wednesday 6/29
• 8:00-9:00 Full breakfast Buffet at Murray Hotel
• 9:00 – 10:30 Questions and Answers – Writing Children’s Books / Getting published
• 10:30- 12:00 Visit to artist studio on Island
• 12:00-1:30 lunch on your own - Optional bicycle ride around island
• 1:30-3:30- Project Discussion – Breaking through any roadblocks
• 3:45: Carriage Ride to Grand Hotel –
• 4:00-6:30 Tour Grand Hotel and Book/art conversation/drinks on porch
• 6:30 – Back to town (we miss the dress code at The Grand Hotel if we leave by 6:30!) Dinner on your own
• 8:00 – Reading in Murray Hotel Lobby to Children in Hotel
• 8:30 Workshop wrap-up / second ice-breaker

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