Workshops

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Dates
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Action
Topics
June 20 - 23, 2019

PB&J: Picture Books and All That Jazz 2019

Go beyond the basics to understand the “whys” behind current picture book bestsellers. Everyone loves picture books! But writing stories…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
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 4 - 7, 2019

The Ins and Outs of a Picture Book and Its Many Forms 2019

The word count may be short, but the work is long. Let three celebrated picture book authors help you navigate…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
September 19 - 22, 2019

Writing for Illustrators: An Author/Illustrator Intensive 2019

Join celebrated author/illustrators Elizabeth Rose Stanton, Lori Nichols, and Jessixa Bagley to grow as a writer while honoring your illustration…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
September 23 - November 10, 2019

Getting To Know Your Rhyming Picture Book Online Course (Sept 23-Oct 21) Plus Onsite Retreat (Nov 7-10) 2019

Overview Give your picture book the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with…
Picture Books
October 2 - 5, 2019

Writing Picture Book Biographies 2019

Overview Engage children in the lives of others through captivating events and compelling narrative threads. A good biography fuels a…
Nonfiction
Picture Books
October 17 - 20, 2019

Storytelling Through Drawing: Discovering Your Visual Voice and Style 2019

Overview Explore the elements of storytelling through drawing, experimentation, and problem solving with picture making materials. Craft your own artistic…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
October 27 - 30, 2019

Writing the Rainbow: Crafting Picture Books With LGBTQ+ Themes 2019

Overview Picture books bring the world into the hands of young readers. The world we would like them to see…
Essential Conversations
Picture Books
Publishing
November 10 - 14, 2019

Intensive Nonfiction Picture Book Retreat 2019

This intensive nonfiction picture book retreat is open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Join Carolyn Yoder, senior…
Nonfiction
Picture Books