WORKSHOPS

What people are saying… 

“Leslie’s presentation was an adroitly managed tour de force, jam-packed as it was with wonderfully informative material, great guidance for children’s storybook writing novices like me (although I’m a published playwright, screenwriter and author in academia), and a sobering look at the world of writing and publishing. You have given plausibility to the notion that I can take what I believe to be a interestingly fanciful idea and transform it into a very real experience for children and the child in all of us.”
 
           -Joseph DeLeon, PhD, Professor, University of the Incarnate Word
 
” The Resolution Re-Boot workshop was inspiring, and helped me in thinking how to “get off the side of the 2020 road” and start driving again in 2021…it was awesome.” 
 
           -Bebra Bayne, Professional Copywriter
 
“…I’ve been writing my adult novel every day. I just hit 50K words and I’m so happy and I have to say your class at the beginning of the year was a big boost. I hadn’t been writing…”
 
          -Camaron Brooks, Author & Former Television Journalist/ Reporter
 
I loved the permission it gave me to really dream …and I’m sure I’m not alone.  Another striking thing about the workshop was that it felt like a slow-release shot of courage. For me, the information wasn’t reserved just for that time in the workshop… It was applicable in many arenas in my life and tidbits of it pop up in useful ways all the time now! “
 
           -Victoria M. Remmel, Author
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
CUSTOMIZED SCHOOL & CORPORATE VISITS by ZOOM NOW AVAILABLE-  CONTACT HERE to learn more!
 
 
 

PAST EVENTS:

FEB 27, 2021
2 pm Central/ 3pm Eastern
FREE ONLINE CLASS
RESOLUTION RE-BOOT:  YOUR DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT
 
Over 80% of people abandon their New Year’s Resolutions by mid to late February each year, leaving them feeling (at best) like they lack discipline and (at worst) like complete failures. What most people don’t realize is that the problem is not with the person, it’s with the resolution itself.
 
Join Leslie for a free class on Feb 27 to learn the 6 reasons your typical resolutions set you up for failure and how to turn the tables for success in 2021. Whether you’re barely hanging on after 2020 or already revved up for 2021, you’ll learn how to RE-SOLVE your RESOLUTIONS, clarify your intentions and leave the workshop inspired, excited and poised to meet your dreams in 2021.
 
Register here!

 

Feb, 2020: THE STORY DETECTIVE- Cancelled

ALAMO HEIGHTS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, GRADES 2, 4 (DISTRICT STUDENTS ONLY)

 

Oct. 19, 2019 :   SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS

PICTURE IT PUBLISHED!

A Hands-On Workshop for Envisioning & Holding Your Picture Book (for Writers and Illustrators)

Our books live inside our hearts and heads until we get them out on paper, but even after we’ve drafted our best manuscript or illustration samples, it can take years to hold a finished book in our hands. Join Leslie Helene Siegel for a fun, messy morning where we’ll bring our manuscripts to life in the form of a working dummy book.

Course Description:

First, we’ll take a quick dive into the subconscious, using collage to help elicit the deeper images, themes and feelings of the manuscript or characters. Next, we’ll look at a few different methods for building dummies, and finally, we’ll take our manuscripts and lay up the text, page by page. You’ll be surprised how much you learn about your own work once it’s placed into the form of a 32-page dummy, even without the pictures! We’ll conclude the morning with a relaxing, guided visualization to help you Picture it Published!

No art experience required.

Registration at swtexas.scbwi.org