Workshops

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June 4 - 25, 2020

Getting to Know Your Character Online Course 2020

Online Course Info: This is a four-week online course featuring LIVE sessions with faculty, writing exercises, a community forum, a…
June-Aug
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Waitlisted
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
June 9 - August 13, 2020

Revision Retreat Online Course Jun 9 – Aug 13, 2020

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Online Course Info: This…
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Creator Self-Care and Development
Fiction
June-Aug
Nonfiction
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Specialty or Other
Waitlisted
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
July 5 - 10, 2020

Online Summer Camp In Writing Fiction for Children & Teens 2020

Join Us Online We've reinvented our Summer Camp as an online experience, with five whole days of intensive instruction, mentorship,…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Creator Self-Care and Development
Fiction
Idea
June-Aug
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Summer Camp Comprehensives
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
August 16 - 22, 2020

The Whole Novel Online Workshop 2020

Online Course Info: This is a seven-day online workshop that features a full manuscript critique, evening “live” lectures and discussions,…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Fiction
June-Aug
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Writing Craft
September 13 - 16, 2020

Writing the Rainbow: Middle Grade and Young Adult, A Working Symposium 2020

Join Us To: Explore where LGBTQIA+ topics, heroes, characters and experiences fit in the business of writing middle grade and…
Almost ready to submit
Creator Self-Care and Development
Essential Conversations
Idea
In-Person
Just Getting Started
Kidlit Professional
Novels
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Retreat Only
Revising
Sept-Nov
Working on a draft
September 16 - October 21, 2020

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Writing Novels in Verse and Novels in Vignettes Online Course + Optional Onsite Retreat 2020

Online Course: September 16-October 21, 2020 Optional Onsite Retreat: December 3-6, 2020. Register here. Join Us To: Explore the challenges…
Career Building Blocks
Novels
Online
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Nov
Working on a draft
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 21 - 24, 2020

Master Class with Patricia Lee Gauch: Feelings 2020

Join Us To: Capture “feelings” in novels to grow the inner story and achieve the most powerful, emotionally driven climax.…
In-Person
Novels
Sept-Nov
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 2 - 5, 2020

Novels in Verse: Analyze and Generate 2020

Join Us To: Discover what makes a novel in verse successful. Generate pieces to add to or begin your novel.…
Almost ready to submit
Expanding Careers or Genres
In-Person
Novels
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Nov
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
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 11 - 15, 2020

Filling the Writer’s Toolbox With Editor Emma Dryden 2020

Join Us To: Prepare your manuscript for submission under the guidance of renowned editor Emma Dryden. Learn proven techniques for…
Almost ready to submit
Expanding Careers or Genres
In-Person
Novels
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Nov
Writing Craft
October 22 - 25, 2020

From Premise To Pitch: Get Submission Ready With Two Seasoned Agents 2020

Join Us To: Work with two agents in hands-on sessions that will help you prepare your pitch, synopsis, and bio…
Career Building Blocks
Expanding Careers or Genres
In-Person
Mar-May
Novels
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
The Business of Publishing
Writing Craft
October 25 - 31, 2020

Novel Writing with Patti Gauch 2020

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Join Us To: Move…
In-Person
Mar-May
Novels
Waitlisted
Writing Craft
Writing Intensive
October 28 - November 25, 2020

Creating an Image System That Works for Your Verse Novel Online Course + Optional Onsite Retreat 2020

Online Course: October 28-November 25, 2020 Optional Onsite Retreat: December 3-6, 2020. Register here. Join Us To: Learn how to…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Novels
Online
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
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
November 5 - 8, 2020

Plot Like a Film: Screenwriting Techniques That Serve Your Story 2020

Join Us To: Discover how you can strengthen your plot by using the techniques perfected by screenwriters. Build a high-concept story.…
Career Building Blocks
Creator Self-Care and Development
Expanding Careers or Genres
In-Person
Novels
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Sept-Nov
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
November 15 - 18, 2020

Symposium for Jewish Children’s Literature 2020

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Or please consider joining…
Creator Self-Care and Development
Essential Conversations
In-Person
Mar-May
Novels
Waitlisted
April 22 - 25, 2021

Making Magic: Writing and Refining Fantastical and Otherworldly Stories 2021

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. A special workshop with…
Almost ready to submit
Creator Self-Care and Development
Expanding Careers or Genres
In-Person
Mar-May
Novels
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft