Shirin Bridges: Children’s Picture Books; Juvenile Fiction; Getting Your Book Published

Hi Shirin,

I left your class a much better writer, bolstered to continue on this often lonely path, and most importantly with the desire to NOT GIVE UP! I struggle with motivation but I am bound to finish this thing because I do not want to live a life of regrets (also, hence why we’re moving to SoCal!). Thank you soo much for your words of wisdom, insight, really sage advice and time. You’ve been amazing! If we move back to SF, I will be sure to sign up for another one of your courses. Hopefully I run into you at a conference one of these days, too! I am aiming for that one in December! If I have a goal, maybe I’ll make some headway on this book for once!

If you know of any great writing classes in SoCal, please let me know. I find taking classes with peer review incredibly motivating! Please stay in touch and I’m sure I’ll be hitting you up for your editing services hopefully sooner than later!

Take care!


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Writing Children’s Picture Books “Combo” Class

Jan. 20-March 24 (10 weeks total: Writing Children’s Picture Books #1:  Jan. 20-Feb. 17 followed by Writing Children’s Picture Books #2: Feb. 24-March 24)  7-9:30 pm     $365 members/$395 others   San Francisco



Note: This is a special discounted class (essentially two 5-week classes for the price of one 9-week class). The discount applies only if you register for this “combo” option. It cannot be applied retroactively, ie. if you take the first class and then decide, later on, to take the second class.

Writing Children’s Picture Books: More than Just Child’s Play #2

March 3-March 31 (5 weeks) 7-9:30 pm 
$215 members/$245 others   San Francisco

Note: You can also take this class in combination with Shirin’s Writing Children’s Picture Books #1: Writing Children’s Picture Books “Combo” class.

For those who have a completed picture book manuscript ready for workshopping, or for those who have completed  Writing Children’s Picture Books: More than Just Child’s Play #1, this course focuses on hands-on writing and editing.

“We’ll roll up our sleeves and really get to work, using the class as an  instant writers’ group with the added benefit of some formal structure,” says Shirin Yim Bridges. “Every participant will get the opportunity to  share their work several times, and to benefit from the support,  encouragement, and considered critiques of their classmates—and from me, a working children’s editor and publisher.”

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Shirin Bridges: Writing Children’s Picture Books – More than Just Child’s Play

Shirin Photo 9.18.155 Saturdays, August 13 – September 17, 10:30am-1pm  Berkeley
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$215 members/$245 others   
Student Testimonials

Picture books can do more than captivate and entertain—“they can change a child’s life,” says Shirin Yim Bridges. But getting published in this competitive genre is more than just child’s play.

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