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Everything You Need to Know About KidLit Bootcamp with Juliet Bond

$65.00 · December 1

Learn about the world of kidlit – from idea to publication – in this single-session bootcamp.

Start Date

December 1

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Day(s) of the Week



Zoom (online)




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Learn about the world of kidlit – from idea to publication – in this single-session bootcamp.

Do you have a great idea but need to learn the craft and conventions of the genre? Or have you already written a manuscript, but don’t know how to best edit it or get feedback on it? Maybe you’re curious about the business side of kidlit publishing? Whatever your questions and goals, you’ll cover it all with author and expert Juliet Bond, whose first picture book sold more than 50 thousand copies.

Students will take part in discussion and writing exercises to learn the rules of writing for kids, common story arcs, and how to get published in this popular market. You’ll get an insider’s view and connect to a community of writers interested in the craft of creating stories specifically for youth.

  • Learn to write a story that sparks interest
  • Explore the mysteries behind a condensed plot
  • Complete writing exercises
  • Generate ideas for your book
  • Explore options for publication

StoryStudio Chicago is pleased to offer 5 scholarship spots for anyone who would like financial assistance to take this class. Please email us at  to learn more and claim a spot. (Can only be redeemed if class hits minimum enrollment requirements.)


About Juliet Bond

Juliet C. Bond, LCSW is a children's book writer and playwright who works at Piven Theatre Workshop. Her first picture book, Sam’s Sister, was published in 2005 and has sold over 50,000 copies. Her latest books for kids include a young reader series called Jazzy's Quest. The third book in the Jazzy series was published in 2019. In 2013, she collaborated with Newberry winner Joyce Sidman to publish the stage adaptation of This is Just to Say. Juliet’s shorter works can be found in The Prairie Wind, Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Copperfield Review. Juliet served as the Welcome Coordinator for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, in Illinois, for four years, and has had the pleasure of working under the tutelage of award winning authors including; Jane Yolen, Jane Hamilton, Laurie Lawlor, and Audrey Niffinegger.