Workshops

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May 28–June 3, 2017 Waitlisted
Capturing the Unexpected: Beginning Your Novel – Right 2017

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list! For all novelists as they >>

  • Novels
June 4–June 8, 2017
Novels in Verse: Take Your Manuscript to the Next Level 2017

Have a finished a novel in verse and need strategies for revision? Or do you have a novel in verse >>

  • Novels
  • Poetry
June 8–June 11, 2017
Capturing Character: Hear Their Voices 2017

Bring your cast of characters to life through this dynamic workshop! Readers (and editors!) are clamoring for character-driven stories. Character informs >>

  • Character & Voice
  • Novels
June 15–June 18, 2017 Waitlisted
Middle Grade Mysteries 2017

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list! For writers eager to begin >>

  • Novels
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
August 13–August 19, 2017 Waitlisted
Whole Novel Workshop 2017

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list! Revise and polish your novel >>

  • Novels
August 19–August 26, 2017 Waitlisted
Carolyn P. Yoder’s Alumni Retreat August 2017

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list! A special and unusual retreat, >>

  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
September 14–September 17, 2017
Historical Realities in Fiction for Children 2017

Build a deeper understanding of the role fiction plays in understanding our shared history. In order to authentically represent history >>

  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
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

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 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
  • Picture Books
  • 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