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Donna Janell Bowman Teaches Online Picture Book Biography Class

Austin SCBWI member author Donna Janell Bowman will teach Writing Picture Book Biographies from the Inside Out, a six-week online class beginning May 9.

The class will be an introspective and pragmatic deep-dive into writing picture book biographies from the inside out—from choosing a tight focus and point-of-view to zeroing in on the best structure, thematic throughline, and voice to create your storytelling intention.

Donna Janell Bowman is a central Texas speaker, writing coach, and author of award-winning books for young readers, including Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness, illustrated by Daniel Minter; Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words, illustrated by S.D. Schindler; and King of the Tightrope: When The Great Blondin Ruled Niagara, illustrated by Adam Gustavson. Donna has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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