Turning Family History into Children’s Stories with Deborah Lakritz

Apr 02, 2024 10:30AM—12:00PM


Write On, Door County 4210 Juddville Rd. Fish Creek, WI 54212

Cost $30.00



We will delve into both unique and ordinary family memories using stories we’ve been told, objects and artifacts, letters, diaries, world history, and more to discover and create compelling children’s stories that have a universal appeal. I will share examples of the research I’ve done on my own family’s history and the picture book manuscript that was born out of that process. In addition, we will study notable, award-winning examples of children’s books that are rooted in the author’s family history.

Class meets in person Tuesday, April 2, 10:30 am – noon

Class size: Minimum 4. Maximum 12.

Member discount: Members of Write On receive a 10% discount on all classes and workshops. To become a member, please click here. To receive the discount, members must log in to the website using their unique password and enter member10 in the promotion code box. The code is case sensitive.

Deborah Lakritz is the author of picture books Say Hello, Lily; Joey and the Giant Box; and A Place to Belong: Debbie Friedman Sings Her Way Home. A middle grade novel, Things that Shimmer, is forthcoming.  As a mental health professional with a Masters Degree in Social Work who has worked in family service agencies and public schools, leading grief and loss groups, divorce support groups, and other supportive services for elementary aged children, she is always looking to read, share, and create stories for children that support emotional health and growth. She lives in Mequon with her husband where they raised their five children.