Package Deal: Writing Lyrical and Rhyming Picture Books
with Renee LaTulippe
Picture book authors must understand poetic principles and how to apply them in their writing, regardless of whether you are writing in rhyme or prose, but ESPECIALLY if you want to write in rhyme.
This course includes TWO webinars with Renee LaTulippe, master of poetry and creator of the Lyrical Language Lab.
Lyrical Language and Poetic Techniques for ALL Picture Books
In this webinar, Renée will teach you poetic techniques for writing in rhyme, how to avoid "crimes of rhyme," and how to use poetic techniques to punch up picture books written in prose. She also conducts a LIVE lyrical language lab with work submitted by participants. Watch Renée work her magic to weave lyricism into real writing.
Writing in Rhyme: Let's Get Technical
Poet and rhyming expert Renee LaTulippe is back, this time to cover the nitty-gritty technicalities of writing in rhyme. If you don't know your meter from your manners, this webinar is for you! It's a must for anyone who wants to write and publish in rhyme. You'll learn:
1. How to identify stressed and unstressed syllables
2. The four major poetic meters
3. Introduction to metrical variation
4. Types of rhyme and rhyme schemes
5. How to scan verse
6. The 6 major rhyme crimes
RENÉE M. LATULIPPE has co-authored nine award-winning early readers (Moonbeam Children’s Books Silver Award, Mom’s Choice Gold Awards), a collection of poetry titled Lizard Lou: a collection of rhymes old and new (Moonbeam Children’s Books Silver Award for poetry), and the workbook All About Homophones (Finalist, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards) for All About Learning Press, where she is also the editor. She also has poems published in The Poetry Friday Anthology Middle School, Science, andCelebrations editions (ed. Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong), and in the forthcoming anthologies National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry (ed. J. Patrick Lewis) and One Minute Till Bedtime (ed. Kenn Nesbitt).
Renée developed and teaches the online course The Lyrical Language Lab: Punching Up Prose with Poetry and blogs on children’s poetry at NoWaterRiver.com. She earned her BFA in acting/directing from Marymount Manhattan College and her MA in English Education from NYU; worked and played in the theater for almost two decades; and taught English, theater arts, and public speaking in NYC. She lives in Italy with her husband and twin boys.
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