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Nonfiction: the long and the short of it

Our 2015 faculty includes some all-star nonfiction authors and editors, ready to work with you on your nonfiction project, whether it’s a magazine article, a picture book or a longer work for older readers.

If you want to write long nonfiction:
Creating Page-Turning Nonfiction for Middle Grade Readers and Up, October 18-21
Faculty:

  • Deborah Hopkinson, author and winner of a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Honor Award, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Award, a Carter G. Woodson Honor Award and a NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Award.
  • Lisa Sandell, executive editor at Scholastic and author of four young adult novels.
  • Steve Sheinkin (visiting via SKYPE), author of a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Sibert Medal, a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Nonfiction Award, a Newbery Honor Award and a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

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If you want to write short nonfiction:
Nonfiction: Crafting Picture Books and Articles, August 2-6
Faculty:

  • Debra Hess, a Senior Editor at Highlights magazine who has written numerous award-winning books for young readers.
  • Barbara Kerley, author of nonfiction picture books and winner of a NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Award.
  • Deborah Heilligman, author and winner of a Cook prize for best STEM picture book, an Orbis Pictus Honor Award, a Michael L. Printz Honor Award and a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award.

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Posted on: March 16, 2015

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