Loeb School has book seminar

How do you turn an idea into a children’s book? The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communica­tions is offering a work­shop on Saturday, Nov. 14, to help answer that ques­tion.

Taught by author/illus­trator Maryann Cocca- Leffler, of Amherst, the workshop will offer useful information on how to cre­ate and sell your projects to publishers without an agent. Students will hear about the path to publica­tion, from ideas to written drafts, rejections, revi­sions, more rejections, more revisions, story­boards, sketches and final art.

The workshop also in­cludes a look at the busi­ness side of the children’s book industry and insight into the new world of eb­ooks.

Cocca-Leffler has writ­ten and illustrated more than 50 books for children, including "Mr. Tanen’s Ties," winner of the Indi­ana Hoosier Book Award and the Florida Reading Award, and "Bus Route to Boston," winner of the Parents Choice Award.

For more informa­tion about Cocca-Leffler and her work, visit www. maryanncoccaleffler.com.

The workshop will be held at the school, 749 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. To register, visit www.loebschool.org or call 627-0005.