Workshops

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March 25 - 28, 2020

Creating Picture Books with Humor and Heart: A Working Retreat 2020

Join Us To: Learn the process of creating funny, emotionally satisfying picture books. Get feedback on two manuscripts: a one-to-one…
Almost ready to submit
Expanding Careers or Genres
In-Person
Mar-May
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
June 20 - 23, 2020

PB&J: Picture Books and All That Jazz 2020

Join Us To: Dig deep to dissect and understand current picture book bestsellers to find the best way to tell…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
In-Person
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
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
July 19 - 22, 2020

Summer Camp Intensive in Illustration 2020

Join Us To: Immerse yourself in illustration techniques. Gain tools for storytelling. Explore the children's book market with authors, illustrators,…
Almost ready to submit
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Creator Self-Care and Development
Idea
Illustration Craft
In-Person
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Summer Camp Comprehensives
Working on a draft
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 13 - 16, 2020

The Ins and Outs of a Picture Book and Its Many Forms 2020

Join Us To: Find out what it takes to become a successful picture book author. Study the craft of writing…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
In-Person
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
August 27 - 30, 2020

Master Class in Illustration: Narrative Picture-Making 2020

Join Us To: Explore the elements of storytelling through drawing, experimentation, and problem solving with picture making materials. Craft your…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Expanding Careers or Genres
Illustration Craft
In-Person
June-Aug
Picture Books
Revising
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 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 15 - 18, 2020

Writing for Illustrators: An Author/Illustrator Intensive 2020

Join Us To: Grow as a writer while honoring your illustration background. Discover the interplay of words and pictures. Work…
Career Building Blocks
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
Illustration Craft
In-Person
Just Getting Started
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Sept-Nov
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
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