Workshops

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May 10 - 17, 2020

Writing the Unreal: The Whole Novel Workshop in Fantasy & Speculative Fiction May 2020

Join Us To: Have the entire draft of your fantasy or speculative fiction novel read and critiqued prior to the…
Fiction
In-Person
Mar-May
Novels
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
July 10 - 15, 2020

Summer Camp In Writing Fiction for Children & Teens 2020

Join Us To: Get daily feedback from your faculty mentor on manuscripts, ideas, and revisions. Hear daily faculty keynotes for…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Creator Self-Care and Development
Fiction
Idea
In-Person
June-Aug
Novels
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Summer Camp Comprehensives
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
August 5 - 9, 2020

Science and Nature Writing for Kids & Teens 2020

Join Us To: Study the craft of writing powerful books and articles about science and nature for young readers. Learn…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Expanding Careers or Genres
Fiction
Idea
In-Person
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
August 9 - 13, 2020

Revision Retreat Online Course (June-July) Plus Onsite Retreat (Aug 9-13) 2020

Join Us To: Learn revision strategies to help you find problems in your picture book, chapter book, novel, or narrative…
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Creator Self-Care and Development
Fiction
June-Aug
Nonfiction
Novels
Online Plus In-Person
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Specialty or Other
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
August 16 - 22, 2020

The Whole Novel Workshop 2020

Join Us To: Have the entire draft of your novel read and critiqued prior to the workshop. Have one-to-one meetings…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Fiction
In-Person
June-Aug
Novels
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Writing Craft
September 20 - 23, 2020

Odyssey Into Writing Middle Grade Science Fiction 2020

Join Us To: Explore, revise and polish your middle grade sci-fi work-in-progress. Learn how to approach the genre for the…
Almost ready to submit
Fiction
Idea
In-Person
Just Getting Started
Novels
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Nov
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
September 29 - October 2, 2020

LatinX Writers: A Working Symposium 2020

Join Us To: Explore the Latinx experience in children's book writing and publishing: What stories do today’s children need from…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Creator Self-Care and Development
Essential Conversations
Expanding Careers or Genres
Fiction
Idea
In-Person
Just Getting Started
Kidlit Professional
Nonfiction
Novels
Picture Books
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Sept-Nov
Specialty or Other
Working on a draft
October 4 - 11, 2020

Writing the Unreal: The Whole Novel Workshop in Fantasy & Speculative Fiction October 2020

Join Us To: Have the entire draft of your fantasy or speculative fiction novel read and critiqued prior to the…
Fiction
In-Person
Novels
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Nov
Writing Craft
October 22 - 25, 2020

Crafting a Successful Beginning for Your Novel 2020

Join Us To: Get feedback on up to 50 pages of your novel draft (line comments and an editorial letter.)…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Expanding Careers or Genres
Fiction
Idea
In-Person
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Novels
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
October 29 - November 1, 2020

Pushing the Limits: Writing Experimental Fiction for YA and Middle Grade Readers 2020

Join Us To: Acquire the confidence and craft knowledge to take your novel from brilliant idea to completed draft, whether…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Fiction
Idea
In-Person
Just Getting Started
Novels
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Sept-Nov
Working on a draft
Writing Craft