South Florida Area Free Meetings

Saturday, November 18, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm with Holiday Party Directly After!

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Join author Dr. Stacy B. Davids for a practical workshop geared for all experience levels that dives deep into crafting a picture book based on page-by-page and spread-by-spread story structure. She’ll describe the elements that should occur on each spread so that the story has great pacing and a satisfying beginning, middle, and end. Of course, rules can be broken and there is room for variation. Stacy will provide attendees with her secret, picture book structure reference guides that no one has seen before. She’ll also share her quick and easy picture book dummy technique. Novel structure will be briefly discussed as some elements are similar to picture books. Attendees are encouraged (but aren’t required) to bring one or two completed manuscripts in order to start applying the techniques right away. Stacy will bring a few copies of her books that will be available for cash purchase.

Date and Location


West Boca Library

18685 State Road 7 (441)

Boca Raton, FL 33498

NOTE: We recently started using this library most of the time. It's on State Road 7 (441) in between Clint Moore and Yamato Road.

Holiday party directly after the workshop! Here's a link to the sign up sheet. We'll chat, celebrate good news, create 2024 goals, and have tons of fun.

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM for the workshop - party at the library directly after

Dr. Stacy B. Davids is an author and licensed psychologist who works as a school psychologist. She’s also a former special education teacher. Her gender identity-affirming picture book, ANNIE’S PLAID SHIRT, and her consent-themed picture book, SIMON THE HUGGER, both won Silver in the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Stacy lives in Florida and loves cats, sloths, and chocolate.



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Please let me know if you’re coming (or hope to be there) so I can prepare and make sure there are enough seats. You can reply to an e-mail reminder, on a Facebook post, or shoot me an e-mail: