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Creating Perfect Picture Books with Aleesah Darlison

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E Block Seminar Room

Gorman Arts Centre

55 Ainslie Avenue

Braddon, ACT 2612

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Do you dream of publishing a picture book? Need help perfecting your story for submission?

Award-winning children’s author, Aleesah Darlison, provides an extensive and informative introduction to the exciting world of picture books. She demystifies the process and provides insight into how to bring a picture book to publication.

Learn the various picture book structures and the skills needed to create a story that truly sings. Learn how to pare back text to allow room for illustrations. Discover the correct way to format your manuscript ready for submission and where to send your story. This workshop is suitable for aspiring and emerging picture book authors and illustrators, whether they are interested in self-publishing or looking to be traditionally published.

This workshop will outline:

  • picture book structures, formats and layouts;

  • how to make text age-appropriate;

  • tips to make your story stand out;

  • plotting, pacing, rhythm and rhyme; and

  • knowledge of publishers and the submission process.



Participants are welcome to bring along a work-in-progress if they have one. This is not required.

About the Tutor

Aleesah Darlison is an award-winning Australian author who writes picture books, chapter books and novels. Her much-loved stories promote courage, understanding, anti-bullying, self-belief, teamwork and environmental themes. In 2015, she won the Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Non-Fiction) for her picture book, Our Class Tiger. She has won numerous other awards for her writing.

Aleesah has published over thirty-five books for children, including ten picture books. In 2016, she set up Greenleaf Press, a business designed to provide critical support services to authors and illustrators.

Across the globe, Aleesah delivers talks and workshops to adults and children schools, libraries and literary festivals. Among many other events, she has presented at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the Perth Writers’ Festival, the Vancouver WORD Festival (Canada), the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and the Young Child Expo and Conference (USA).

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