You Can Write a Book for a Special Child in Your Life (In-Person)

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Please note that this program is in-person at the Noah Webster Library. 

Unlock your creativity and embark on a heartwarming journey of storytelling with our immersive workshop, designed to help you create a cherished literary gift for the special child in your life. Join us for an enlightening experience based on the acclaimed book "You Can Write a Book for Your Grandchild," written by your presenter, Diane Kruger Cohen.

During this interactive workshop, she will guide you through the essential preparation needed before embarking on your book-writing adventure. Delve into the key considerations and discover the crucial elements that make a captivating children's picture book. Through examples and insider tips, she will equip you with the skills to craft a tale that will ignite the imagination of your grandchildren or any cherished child in your life.

Our presenter, sharing personal insights and motivations behind her own book, will inspire you to find your unique voice and dive into your own writing projects. Together, with you she will explore the writing process, unraveling the practical aspects of constructing a plot, selecting appropriate length and language for different age groups, and much more. You'll gain a solid foundation in the art of creating engaging picture books, nurturing your ability to connect with young hearts and minds.

As the workshop draws to a close, she will open the floor for a question and answer session, allowing you to seek guidance on any lingering inquiries regarding the writing process or the book's content. By the end of this transformative experience, you'll possess a solid grasp of the steps involved in crafting a memorable book for a child, igniting a newfound inspiration to begin your own literary endeavor. Handouts will be provided to further enhance your learning.

Join us for the "You Can Write a Book for a Special Child in Your Life" workshop and embark on a creative voyage that will leave a lasting legacy for the little ones who mean the most to you. Unleash your storytelling prowess and make a profound impact on a child's life through the power of your words.

Bio: Diane Kruger Cohen is an accomplished author with a portfolio of over 100 picture books. With a diverse background as an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher for over 35 years, magician, clown, and writer, Diane skillfully blends her experiences to create delightful picture books for her five beloved grandchildren.

Throughout her career, Diane taught English to children and adults hailing from over 50 different countries. She developed successful programs for workplace literacy and conducted impactful workshops for educators worldwide. Writing has always been an extension of Diane Kruger Cohen's passion for teaching. Following her retirement, Diane has shared her unique approach to fearless writing with grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and other enthusiastic learners.

In addition to her professional achievements, Diane takes great pride in being a devoted mother to her two incredible adult children and their spouses. She is also a proud grandmother to five delightful children who eagerly enjoy the numerous books Diane has written.

Currently residing in the heart of Connecticut, Diane and her husband of 53 years find joy in experiencing the beauty of the ever-changing seasons. When she's not engrossed in writing, Diane can be found in her studio, where she creates stunning, award-winning art quilts.


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