Children’s Book Aspirations?

From Oct. 12 until Oct. 17, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering “How to Write a Children’s Book” with James Mihaley.

Do you dream of one day writing a children’s book? This seminar is specifically designed to help fulfill that dream. All are welcome: writers who are currently working on a children’s book, writers who have yet to put a word down on paper, writers who dream of penning a bestseller, writers who simply want to create a story to share with their grandchildren. This seminar will be as fun and adventurous as a good fairy tale. Participants will learn a great deal in one week in a relaxed environment.

Mihaley grew up in Door County and is a graduate of Brown University. His debut children’s novel, You Can’t Have My Planet But Take My Brother, Please, was published by Macmillan and was named a Best Book of 2013 by the prestigious Bank Street College of Education in New York City.

Seminar classes meet weekday mornings and some evenings at Björklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor. Each seminar includes meals prepared by Björklunden’s resident chef. For complete course descriptions, fees, and registration dates call 920.839.2216 or visit