The Craft of Writing Short Nonfiction 2014

August 3 – August 7

If you’re a picture-book author with a passion for nonfiction or a nonfiction author with a passion for picture books, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to master the techniques of writing the kind of short nonfiction that …

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Workshop Faculty: Debra HessCandace FlemingBarb Rosenstock
Special Guests: Neal PorterCarolyn P. YoderStephen R. SwinburneDoug Wechsler

The Power of Picture Books: Links to Literacy & Learning with the Eric Carle Museum August 2014

August 8 – August 10

Two dates to choose from for 2014: August 8-10 or October 10-12, 2014. Especially beneficial for educators! Support the development of young readers and build positive connections with books while engaging them in careful observation, evidentiary reasoning, and creative thinking. …

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Workshop Faculty: Rosemary AgogliaAlison Green Myers
Special Guests: Vera B. WilliamsFloyd Cooper

Revision Retreat 2014

August 13 – August 17 Waitlisted

Please note: this workshop is full. You’re welcome to join our waiting list! In this working retreat, Harold Underdown and editor Eileen Robinson will teach proven techniques for self-editing and revising and work with writers on their manuscripts. Mornings will …

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Workshop Faculty: Harold UnderdownEileen Robinson

Unworkshops: Your Room to Create August 2014

August 10 – August 20, 2014 Waitlisted

Please note: we have no more room for Unworkshop visitors in August. You’re welcome to join our waiting list, or to choose from another of our fall dates: October 23-30 November 9-22 December 14-20 All writers and artists need to …

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Carolyn P. Yoder’s Alumni Retreat August 2014

August 16 – August 23 Waitlisted

Please note: this workshop is full. You’re welcome to join our waiting list! This is a special and unusual retreat, open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Participants will come together for seven days and evenings to write, …

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Workshop Faculty: Carolyn P. Yoder

Writing for the Educational Market 2014

August 20 – August 24 -Waitlisted

This workshop is full. Please email email us if you would like to be put on the waiting list. If the words “educational markets” make you think of boring workbooks and textbooks, it’s time to think again! Today’s educational publishers …

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Workshop Faculty: Paula MorrowJan Fields
Special Guests: M.W. Penn

Whole Novel Workshop 2014

September 7 – September 13 Waitlisted

Please note: this workshop is full. You’re welcome to join our waiting list! Deadline for applying is July 1. Take your novel to the next level! Sarah and Nancy will challenge you to look at your novel critically and to …

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Workshop Faculty: Sarah AronsonNancy WerlinA.M. Jenkins
Special Guests: Nova Ren SumaNicole Valentine

Everything You Need to Know About Children’s Book Publishing: A Crash Course 2014

September 19 – September 21

We’re looking for curious and serious beginning writers. If you’ve thought about writing for children but don’t know where to start, this is the workshop for you! This intensive weekend is designed to give you a comprehensive look at how …

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Workshop Faculty: Bobbie CombsHarold UnderdownTanya Anderson
Special Guests: Floyd CooperK.L. Going

Poetry for the Delight of It 2014

September 29 – October 2

From budding poet to published veteran, we learn and teach at every stage. If you like to think, talk, write, and share poetry, this one’s for you. How we’re organized: Session 1:   The Study of Poetry Session 2:   Verse Session …

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Workshop Faculty: David L. Harrison
Special Guests: Rebecca DavisKenn Nesbitt – Skype visitorJane Yolen – Skype visitor

Life in the Spotlight: Author Opportunities After Publication 2014

October 7 – October 12, 2014

It’s for the published author to determine how much time and energy should be invested in selling self and product, but if the most is to be made of a book and author in the marketplace, then personal efforts must …

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Workshop Faculty: Peter P. Jacobi
Special Guests: Alison Green Myers

The Power of Picture Books: Links to Literacy & Learning with the Eric Carle Museum October 2014

October 10 – October 12

Two dates to choose from for 2014: August 8-10 or October 10-12, 2014. Especially beneficial for educators! carle_workshop Support the development of young readers and build positive connections with books while engaging them in careful observation, evidentiary reasoning, and creative …

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Workshop Faculty: Rosemary AgogliaAlison Green Myers
Special Guests: E.B. LewisLindsay Barrett George

Finding Your Voice 2014

October 12 – October 15, 2014

Our greatest writers write from their guts, from their own truths. They dig deep until they reach a vein within themselves that is pure gold. And then they tell the stories that only they can tell as only they can …

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Workshop Faculty: Kim T. GriswellK.L. Going

Fact into Fiction: Writing the Historical Novel 2014

October 16 – October 19

Fact into Fiction: Writing the Historical Novel Setting historical fiction in a real time and place requires in-depth research and an immersion into the time period and setting. Novelists Sandra Neil Wallace (Muckers) and Rich Wallace (War and Watermelon) will …

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Workshop Faculty: Rich WallaceSandra Neil Wallace
Special Guests: Carolyn P. Yoder

Autumn Poetry Retreat and Workshop 2014

October 19 – October 23

Do you have a passion for writing children’s poetry? Do you want to hone your skills, work in an intimate setting with a published poet, make new poetry friends, immerse yourself in the act of writing poetry, and talk about …

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Workshop Faculty: Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Special Guests: Rebecca DavisLee Bennett Hopkins

The Plot Thickens 2014

October 19 – October 25

Join New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy) and award-winning author Alan Gratz (Samurai Shortstop, Prisoner B-3087) for a week-long intensive workshop on plotting middle-grade and young-adult novels. Carrie and Alan will present …

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Workshop Faculty: Alan GratzCarrie Ryan

Building a Novel: From Sentence to Scene 2014

October 24 – October 26

The basic building block of the novel is the dramatic scene. This workshop will offer strategies for improving your manuscript by exploring what makes a scene in a novel, how scene and summary serve the overall narrative arc, and how …

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Workshop Faculty: Helen HemphillLinda Sue Park

Unworkshops: Your Room to Create October 2014

October 23 – October 30, 2014

Here are the upcoming dates available for an Unworkshop in 2014: October 23-30 November 9-22 December 14-20 All writers and artists need to give themselves time. Time to think. Time to imagine. Time to create. All writers and artists need …

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From Prose to Picture to Published: Writing a Marketable Picture Book 2014

October 31 – November 2

Whether a picture book is written in rhyming or traditional prose, one of the key components to success is weaving in lyrical, expressive language. Join Candace Fleming, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and Eric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott …

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Workshop Faculty: Candace FlemingEric Rohmann
Special Guests: David Wiesner

The Master Class: Reaching for the Stars 2014

October 30 – November 2 Waitlisted

Please note: this workshop is full. You’re welcome to join our waiting list! In the rush to publication, writers often miss the opportunity to stop and take time to bring their writing to a higher level. We admire the very …

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Workshop Faculty: Patricia Lee Gauch

Picture Book Illustration: From Conception to Birth 2014

November 7 – November 9, 2014

Take your picture-book illustration to the next level! This workshop offers art tips and clear direction to help you execute your work in new ways. Prior to attending the workshop, you will select a picture-book manuscript from those provided; determine …

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Workshop Faculty: Tim Gillner

Writing for Magazines 2014

November 6 – November 9

Writing for Magazines: Fiction and Nonfiction Want to put your story into the hands of thousands of eager young readers—and get paid for it, too? Welcome to the children’s magazine market! Writing for magazines is challenging and rewarding. This hands-on …

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Workshop Faculty: Judy BurkeRich WallaceLou WarynciaKim Cooper

Rekindling the Fire 2014

November 13 – November 16

Do you struggle to balance your busy schedule with your commitment to writing? When you finally find time to write, is your energy depleted? Are you longing to take your writing to the next level, but never grant yourself permission …

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Workshop Faculty: K.L. GoingLisa Grace Byrne
Special Guests: Ginger KnowltonMarcelle Soviero

Unworkshops: Your Room to Create November-December 2014

November 9 – December 20, 2014

Here are the upcoming dates available for an Unworkshop in 2014: November 9-22 December 14-20 All writers and artists need to give themselves time. Time to think. Time to imagine. Time to create. All writers and artists need room. Room …

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