Workshops

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October 4–October 8, 2017
Books with Bite Workshop and Retreat: Writing Horror and Haunted Novels 2017

In this unique four-day workshop, you will have your work critiqued, produce new pages, and come away with solid direction >>

  • Novels
October 12–October 15, 2017
The Joke’s on You! The Scoop on Humor, Middle Grade through YA 2017

Learn to manipulate humor in your writing, grow your characters, enliven your setting, and add momentum and energy to your >>

  • Character & Voice
  • Novels
October 22–October 24, 2017
Digital Storytelling: Techniques for Creating Engaging Experiences On Screens 2017

Looking for more ways to tell or draw your stories? Join us to review the latest children’s digital products. This >>

  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
  • Picture Books
October 25–October 29, 2017
Getting Your Middle Grade Novel Unstuck 2017

An intimate workshop for middle grade authors looking to explore or revise and polish a work in progress. Whether you’ve >>

  • Novels
October 26–October 29, 2017
DIY Repair Kit for Writers: Get Your Fixer-Upper Ready to Sell 2017

For published and pre-published authors who have a novel that needs to be renovated for sale. Have a fixer-upper manuscript? >>

  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
  • Writing Intensive
November 2–November 5, 2017 Waitlisted
Master Class: Understanding “Close Third” Point of View 2017

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list! Gain confidence in the “close >>

  • Novels
  • Writing Intensive
January 8–April 19, 2018 Presale
Getting To Know Your Novel with Sarah Aronson 2018

Give your novel the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with a guided >>

  • Novels
March 25–March 31, 2018 Presale
Novel Writing with Patti Gauch 2018

Move your novel to the next level with guidance from editor Patricia Lee Gauch.   Check back soon for more >>

  • Novels
June 10–June 13, 2018 Presale
Chapter Books and Early Readers 2018

Gain understanding of the unique needs of books for children transitioning to independent readers.       Please check back >>

  • Novels
June 21–June 24, 2018 Presale
Novel Beginnings: Building Strong Foundations for Your Novel and Your Career 2018

Get feedback on your novel AND guidance about your writing career from two experienced authors with great teaching and editing >>

  • Novels
July 8–July 13, 2018 Presale
Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship 2018

Keynotes, workshops and a creative mentor to provide one-on-one support. The Highlights Foundation tackles summer camp a bit differently than >>

  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
  • Picture Books
August 12–August 18, 2018 Presale
Whole Novel Workshop MG/YA 2018

Revise and polish your novel in preparation for submission. Take your novel to the next level! Our instructors will challenge >>

  • Fiction
  • Novels