Workshops

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Picture Book A to Z: PLOTTING, An On-Demand Online Course

OVERVIEW: Take this deep, deep dive into picture book structure with lessons on each letter of the “Picture Book Alphabet”…
Donations
Online On Demand
Picture Books
Open Dates

Picture Book A to Z: CHARACTER, An On-Demand Online Course

OVERVIEW: Whether your picture book is character-driven or plot-driven, character anchors the story. This on-demand course is designed to give…
Donations
Idea
Online On Demand
Picture Books
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
July 6 - 10, 2022

Summer Camp in Fiction: Explore, Play, and Inspire

OVERVIEW: This Summer Camp is FULL. Click here if you'd like to join the Waitlist. Get away for five days…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
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Fiction
In-Person
Novels
Picture Books
Summer Camp Comprehensives
Waitlisted
July 11 - 14, 2022

Summer Camp in Illustration: Intensive Artistic Inspiration

This program is fully booked. Please click here to join the waitlist. OVERVIEW: Get away for four days at our…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
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Fiction
In-Person
Nonfiction
Picture Books
Specialty or Other
Waitlisted
July 12 - 14, 2022

Picture Book Structure, Focus, & Word Choice: A Two-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course. Everyone loves picture books! But writing stories that sell means going beyond a fun…
Donations
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Writing Craft
July 15 - 19, 2022

Summer Camp in Nonfiction: Explore, Dig Deep, Inspire

Program is fully booked. Click here to join the waitlist. OVERVIEW: Get away for five days at our Summer Camp…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Donations
In-Person
Nonfiction
Picture Books
Waitlisted
July 28, 2022

Reading Like a Writer: A One-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A One-Night Mini Online Course Writers fill their wells with stories: stories from the everyday happenings around them, and…
All genres
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Creator Self-Care and Development
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Fiction
June-Aug
Nonfiction
Novels
Novels in Verse
Online
Picture Books
Poetry
Specialty or Other
August 3 - September 16, 2022

Revision Retreat with Eileen Robinson and Harold Underdown

Program is fully booked. Click here to join the waitlist. OVERVIEW: A 3-Part Online Course, with Optional In-Person Retreat Join…
All genres
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Donations
Fiction
June-Aug
Nonfiction
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Sept-Dec
Specialty or Other
Waitlisted
August 11 - September 15, 2022

So You Want to be an Author/Illustrator?

Overview: Multi-Week Online Course Explore the possibilities of illustrating AND writing your own book, with a focus on craft and…
Donations
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
Illustration Craft
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
August 25 - 28, 2022

Picture Book Writers and Illustrators: A Working Retreat

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night Working Retreat Picture book writers and illustrators: set aside time to focus on your picture book project!…
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In-Person
June-Aug
Picture Books
October 8 - 11, 2022

Poetry for Kids: A World of Publishing Possibilities

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night Workshop and Retreat Poetry anthologies, stand alone poems, lyrical picture books, narrative picture books, and verse novels…
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In-Person
Picture Books
Poetry
Sept-Dec
Specialty or Other
Writing Craft
Writing Intensive