Workshops

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March 28 - 31, 2020

Telling It True: The Art of Storytelling in Narrative Nonfiction 2020

Join Us To: Engage children in the lives of others through captivating events and compelling narrative threads. Learn how to…
Almost ready to submit
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
In-Person
Mar-May
Nonfiction
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
June 23 - 27, 2020

Writing for the Educational Market 2020

Join Us To: Understand the guidelines for submitting to educational publishers. Learn techniques for meeting specs, leveling text, and producing…
Career Building Blocks
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
In-Person
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
July 15 - 19, 2020

Summer Camp In Writing Nonfiction for Children & Teens 2020

Join Us To: Get daily feedback from your faculty mentor on manuscripts, ideas, and revisions. Explore factual writing through a…
Almost ready to submit
Creator Self-Care and Development
Idea
Illustration Craft
In-Person
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Summer Camp Comprehensives
The Business of Publishing
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
September 10 - 13, 2020

Picture Books: Inspiration and Perspiration 2020

Join Us To: Take a look at what it means, holistically, to be a picture book creator. Open up what…
Almost ready to submit
Creator Self-Care and Development
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
Illustration Craft
In-Person
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Picture Books
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
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 25 - 28, 2020

How to Create Concept Books for Children 2020

Join Us To: Study the craft of writing concept books: working with the patterns you create and the language you…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
Illustration Craft
In-Person
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Nov
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
November 8 - 11, 2020

Creating Nonfiction Picture Books for Children in a Changing World 2020

Join Us To: Study the craft of creating picture books that resonate with the real world of today's children. Learn…
Almost ready to submit
Essential Conversations
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
In-Person
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Nov
Working on a draft
Writing Craft