Giving Characters Life and Voice

Nov 11, 2023

Online event

What makes a story character-driven? How can you get your characters to jump off the page? What elements create a successful character with a distinct voice? Utilizing techniques and examples from both theatre acting and children’s literature, this interactive workshop with agent Charlotte Wenger explores these questions and unpack tools to build rich characters with standout voices and unique personalities.

Who Should Take This Course?

This workshop is perfect for all picture book writers and illustrators.

The workshop will be recorded, with the recording provided to registered attendees only for one month post event. Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit to Charlotte for a limited time following the event.

About Charlotte Wenger

Charlotte Wenger is a literary agent in the Boston area with Prospect Agency. Prior to joining Prospect, she was an associate editor at Page Street Kids. She has her Master of Arts in Children’s Literature from Simmons College (now University) and has since mentored a number of their MFA in Writing for Children students. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring New England outside the city, occasionally crafting, and randomly breaking into song. Charlotte represents authors and illustrators of children's books - ranging from board books through YA, but especially picture books. You can find her online at