Workshops

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June 16–June 18, 2017
On the Bookshelf: Reading with and Writing for Children 2017

A hands-on workshop bringing educators, authors, and illustrators together to celebrate picture books. Deepen your understanding of the world of >>

  • Picture Books
  • Poetry
June 19–June 22, 2017
Self or Indie Publishing: Answering the Big Questions 2017

Considering self or indie publishing? Let us help you prepare. Thanks to advances in technology, it’s easier than it’s ever >>

  • Nonfiction
  • Picture Books
June 22–June 25, 2017
PB&J: Picture Books and All That Jazz 2017

Go beyond the basics to understand the “whys” behind current picture book bestsellers. Everyone loves picture books! But writing stories >>

  • For Illustrators
  • Picture Books
July 9–July 14, 2017 Waitlisted
Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship 2017

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list! Keynotes, workshops and a creative >>

  • Picture Books
  • Poetry
July 16–July 20, 2017 Waitlisted
Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults 2017

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list! Work with our talented group >>

  • Nonfiction
  • Picture Books
  • Poetry
July 20–July 23, 2017
Super Children’s Book Boot Camp 2017

Finish your picture book and get it ready for submission! Designed for authors and illustrators with a picture book project >>

  • For Illustrators
  • Picture Books
August 5–August 9, 2017
Revision Retreat 2017

Intended for writers wanting to revise a draft of a manuscript and explore proven techniques for self-editing. In this working >>

  • Novels
  • Picture Books
  • Writing Intensive
September 7–September 10, 2017
Illustration Intensive 2017

Immerse yourself in illustration techniques and gain tools for storytelling. Illustrators come to narration through a different door than writers, >>

  • For Illustrators
  • Picture Books
September 24–September 27, 2017
The Journey: Your Path to Publication 2017

Engagement, collaboration, mentorship, and a rekindling of joy in your path to publication. We’ve all quoted Emerson a time or >>

  • Picture Books
October 6–October 8, 2017
Picture Book Illustration: From Conception to Birth 2017

A down-to-earth, hands-on workshop for the illustrator who’s looking for the inside track, packed with valuable pointers and solid advice. >>

  • For Illustrators
  • Picture Books
October 22–October 24, 2017
Digital Storytelling: Techniques for Creating Engaging Experiences On Screens 2017

Join us to review the “dust” and the “magic” of the latest children’s digital products, with an emphasis on language, >>

  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
  • Picture Books
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
  • Picture Books
  • Writing Intensive