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2017 Nonfiction Workshops

Nonfiction matters. Publishers crave it. Teachers and librarians need it. Kids love it!

Nonfiction connects our children to the world. Stories about real people, real places, and really interesting world events are more important now than ever.

If you’re interested in writing nonfiction for children, you might want to check out these 2017 workshops:

Nuts & Bolts of Science WritingNuts & Bolts of Science Writing
March 30-April 3, 2017

Faculty: Jennifer Swanson, Miranda Paul
Special Guests: Alison Weiss, Clara Gillow Clark
Skype Editors: Angela Modany, Carol Hinz, Erica Wainer, Kathy Landwehr

Through presentations, hands-on workshops, one-on-one manuscript critiques, ample writing time, and sessions with acquiring editors, this workshop will give you the tools and insights you need to advance on your path to success. [Learn more]

Master Class in Writing NonfictionMaster Class in Writing Nonfiction
July 16-20, 2017

Faculty: Larry Dane Brimner, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Gwendolyn Hooks, Don Tate, Rich  Wallace,  Sandra Neil Wallace
Special Guest: Jessica Echeverria

Work with our talented group of mentors to explore factual writing through a range of topics, including voice, biography, memoir, nature writing, science writing, and narrative nonfiction. Your mentor will help guide you in your revisions or explore story ideas during daily one-on-one sessions. [Learn more]

nature writingThe Art & Craft of Nature Writing
October 8-11, 2017

Faculty: Julie Zickefoose, Kate Garchinsky
Special Guest: Laurence Pringle

Four days of immersion in the art and craft of writing about the natural world. Through nature-journaling workshops, lectures, one-on-one manuscript critiques, and ample writing time, this workshop will give you the tools and insights you need to create engaging children’s books. [Learn more]

Posted on: March 5, 2017