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We will look at a range of modern picture books, and consider what story topics and treatments best suit the market and audience for these books, and why. We will look at how best to work pictures and text together (even though we are not producing any pictures ourselves) to bring a story to life through the page turns of a book designed to be read out loud. We will write and workshop stories, and then consider how best to achieve publication.

The day will be presented through a mixture of seminars led by the tutor and course discussions. We will work together on one story idea, and then participants will write their own individual story.  Those stories will be read out loud and workshopped together.


Fees & bursaries


The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and lunch and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited).

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).


You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.


The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

05 Apr 2020

Course duration

1 Day

Apply by

29 Mar 2020

Course fee



Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 1

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