Workshops

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June 30 - July 2, 2019

From the Outside in: Writing Outside Your Own Experiences for Books for Children and Teens

Overview Learn meaningful ways to form diverse characters and worlds, avoid harmful stereotypes, and create responsible narratives for children and…
Essential Conversations
Fiction
Novels
July 7 - 12, 2019

Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship 2019

Keynotes, workshops and a creative mentor to provide one-on-one support: our Summer Camp is for any writer or illustrator who…
Novels
Picture Books
July 31 - August 4, 2019

Revision Retreat 2019

All writers need to revise, wherever they are on their journey: this workshop will show you how and give you…
Nonfiction
Novels
Picture Books
Writing Intensive
August 1 - 4, 2019

Your Guide to Graphic Novels 2019

Have an idea for a graphic novel or comic book? Join us to learn about the narrative style of this…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Novels
August 8 - 11, 2019

Novel Beginnings: Building Strong Foundations for Your Novel and Your Career 2019

Get feedback on your novel AND guidance about your writing career from two experienced authors with great teaching and editing…
Fiction
Novels
Publishing
August 11 - 17, 2019

The Whole Novel Workshop August 2019

Revise and polish your novel in preparation for submission. Focused attention in an intimate setting makes this mentorship program one…
Novels
October 20 - 23, 2019

Building Sweet & Sophisticated Contemporary Stories for Teens 2019

Overview Memorable characters, loads of heart, and a healthy dollop of humor are the recipe for some of the most…
Fiction
Novels
Writing Intensive
October 20 - 27, 2019

Writing the Unreal: The Whole Novel Workshop in Fantasy & Speculative Fiction October 2019

Designed for anyone with a complete or near-complete draft of a middle grade or young adult novel in fantasy or…
Novels
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Jump-Start Your Creativity! Idea Generator for Novelists 2019

Overview Join YA author AC Gaughen for a madcap retreat that will jump-start new ideas, unlock your creativity, and leave…
Fiction
Novels
November 7 - 10, 2019

Master Class with Patti Gauch: The Search for Voice, the Next Step! 2019

Overview Voice is the novel’s storyteller, the inroad to character, the guide to the narrative, the road inward as well…
Novels
Writing Intensive