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Picture Book Workshop: The Power of Critique Groups & Writing Tips I’ve Learned Along the Way

  • 25 Jul 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • El Segundo Library 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo CA 90245


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Picture Book Workshop:

The Power of Critique Groups & Writing Tips I’ve Learned Along the Way

With Bilingual Children’s Author & Educator  

Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri

Join us for a lively workshop, where we will explore several topics that are key in writing solid and memorable picture books. We will also spend some time looking at note-worthy picture books that demonstrate and highlight these topics:

  • The power of joining critique groups
  • Rhythm and flow of your story (word count matters!)
  • The importance of having quality illustrations
  • Show don’t tell (using illustrations to infer situations and feelings)
  • Why it’s critical to read and familiarize yourself with picture books
  • Diversity and multiculturalism in picture books
  • Resources to help you on your writing journey


Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri is an award winning bilingual children’s book author. She has written Rubber Shoes…a lesson in gratitude and Pink Fire Trucks. Her third book,

A Charmed Life is due out next spring 2016 and her fourth, Monster Slayer in 2017. Gladys is also a first grade teacher and has over 18 years of experience in the classroom. She has a blog: Gladys Elizabeth, where she writes about the picture books she uses in her class, education and yoga.



Twitter @chuchosbooks

Date: July 25 2015, Saturday

Time: 1 - 4 PM

Venue: El Segundo Public Library

Fee: $45

*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members.

*Non-members pay the full amount.

*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the authors’ book PINK FIRE TRUCKS



Spirited Gladys Elizabeth is at it again! It is CAREER DAY at school and Gladys Elizabeth boldly announces that she is going to be a firegirl. After a classmate tells her that girls cannot fight fires, Gladys Elizabeth proves that she can be whatever she wants to be!

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