Picture Book III: A six-week workshop with Cate Berry

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Times: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$375; $386.50 via PayPal. To pay via check, email [email protected]

Cate Berry

Class Size:

Number of Sessions:
6; Session Dates are: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, skipping 11/22 for Thanksgiving, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13

Are you in the picture book submission trenches? Have you learned the basics of page-turns, word count, word play? Are you writing material you’d love feedback on from expert eyes? Are you a working illustrator ready to write your own story? Are you routinely reading and analyzing the current marketplace? Are you ready to take your work to the next level?

Then THIS is the class for you.

Don’t miss the chance to study with Cate Berry, a Writing Barn Success Story

Praise for Cate:

“Cate is magical. I wish the class had been longer!”

“Cate is engaging, supportive and full of energy for picture books.”

“I’m excited to keep revising, taking more classes and writing more stories!”

Who should take this class:

  • Writers who have taken PB I and II
  • Agented picture book writers or writers routinely getting personal passes
  • Published/agented picture book illustrators looking to improve their pb writing
  • Picture book writers looking for idea generation

If you don’t meet the above requirements, please email info@thewritingbarn.com stating why you want to take the class and attach a picture book manuscript sample.


Dates of the Full Session: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 skipping 11/22 for Thanksgiving, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13

**Terms and conditions:  Please note that all Writing Barn classes and events are nonrefundable and nontransferable to another class. You may transfer your attendance to another writer.**


Cate Berry lives and writes books for children in Austin, Texas. Ms. Berry is earning her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Writing for Children and Young Adults program (July/2017), and received her Picture Book Intensive Certificate in the process. Cate is an active member of SCBWI as well as a card carrying member of the Austin kid-lit community. Before writing for children, she worked as an actress and as a singer-songwriter in New York City. When she’s not nosing in a book, she naps, much to the chagrin of her husband and two children, Milo and Annabelle Pearl. Her debut picture book, Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime releases in May/2018 with Balzer + Bray/Harper Collins.



Anne Bustard: Born in Hawaii, Anne Bustard is still a beach girl at heart. If she could, she would walk in the sand every day, wear flip-flops, and eat nothing but fresh pineapple, macadamia nuts and chocolate. Anne is the author of three non-fiction works for young readers including the award-winning BUDDY: THE STORY OF BUDDY HOLLY. Her middle grade debut, ANYWHERE BUT PARADISE, was a 2016 finalist for the WILLA Literary Award and the Texas Institute of Letters Best Children’s Book Award. Anne lives in Austin, where she is part of the vibrant writing community. You can find her online at www.annebustard.com