Masterclass: Turning a picture book into a career 

Zoom masterclass with Catherine Barr and Anne Wilson

Friday April 1st 2022, 11:00 GMT


Just had your first picture book published? Now what? This is for you.  

Aimed at authors that write or illustrate for children and young adults, this Masterclass will help you develop your career. Award-winning picture book author and illustrator team Catherine Barr and Anne Wilson will share their experiences to inspire your success. You will discover how to find readers, boost sales, meet your audience, turn your book into a live event and maximise earning opportunities. Distilled into five steps, Catherine and Anne will help you the joys and challenges of a new career as a newly published author and/or illustrator.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom and will last two hours (11:00 – 13:00) including time for you to write. It will be recorded and available to view for up to a month after the live event.

As part of our wider effort to increase participation in the arts, half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout. There are a limited number of free subsidised places for those who cannot afford the concession price. 

Cost: £35 (concession: £17.50)


"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."

—Masterclass participant

"Arvon at Home creates a model to participate in inspirational tutoring for writers, at a distance. The feeling of attending to my writing life in an excellent fashion, and still having a half-day for my work and caring responsibilities at home, felt like a good balance."

—Masterclass participant

"It was an absolutely brilliant session and very very useful. And it made me realise how much I’ve missed this kind of workshop because of having children and family that I can’t leave. Now we’re all in the same boat the online stuff is truly transformative."

—Masterclass participant



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