Workshops

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Seize the Reader: Writing for Emotional Impact, An On Demand Online Course

OVERVIEW: Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course Included are 4 pre-recorded online sessions you can access on-demand for up to 6 months…
Donations
Novels
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
Open Dates

Getting Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel Unstuck: On-Demand 2022

OVERVIEW: Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course 7 pre-recorded online sessions you can access on-demand for up to 6 months from the…
Novels
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
June 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022

Muslim Storytellers Fellowship

The Highlights Foundation has announced a two-year fellowship in children's literature for Muslim Storytellers. The fellowship is funded by a…
All genres
Career Building Blocks
Creator Self-Care and Development
Essential Conversations
Expanding Careers or Genres
The Business of Publishing
December 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022

Personal Retreats 3+ Nights Inquiry

Imagine your own private retreat in a picturesque setting – currently just $500 for a three night stay with all…
In-Person
January 19 - 20, 2022

From Query to Acquisitions with an Agent & Editor: A Two-Night Mini

Please Note: This course is full. Please click here to be put on our waiting list OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini…
Donations
Expanding Careers or Genres
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Waitlisted
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
February 7 - 8, 2022

Create Your Novel’s Style Guide: A Two-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Monday, February 7, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm EST) Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (7pm –…
Career Building Blocks
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
February 9 - April 13, 2022

Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course 10 weeks of programming (mix of live and recorded) Live Lectures Wednesdays, 8pm – 9pm Eastern…
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Fiction
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
February 15 - March 31, 2022

Getting To Know Your Novel

OVERVIEW Multi-Week Online Course Live Lectures with closed captioning available Tuesdays at 12-1:30pm EST (February 15, 22, and March 1,…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Fiction
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Writing Craft
February 19 - May 21, 2022

Emotional Impact & Your Picture Book

OVERVIEW: Multi-Month Online Course 4 months of programming Live Lectures the third Saturday of each month (February 19, March 19,…
Donations
Idea
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
February 22 - 24, 2022

Rhyming Picture Books: A Two-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm EST) Thursday, February 24, 2022 (7pm –…
Jan-Feb
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
February 28 - November 21, 2022

Craft, Community & Your Career: A Support Group for Experienced Storytellers

OVERVIEW: Multi-Month Online Course 10 months of programming Kick off gathering Monday, February 28, 7pm – 9pm Eastern Live sessions…
All genres
Career Building Blocks
Jan-Feb
Online
March 22 - April 26, 2022

Line Editing Your MG or YA Novel

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course Live Lectures (with closed captioning) Tuesdays at 7-8pm EST (March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19,…
Career Building Blocks
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
April 6 - May 5, 2022

Plotting & Structuring Your Verse Novel

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course Plotting a verse novel comes with its own unique needs and opportunities. Join Cordelia Jensen to…
Mar-May
Novels
Novels in Verse
Online
Poetry
April 7 - 10, 2022

Creating Picture Books with Humor and Heart: A Working Retreat

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night Workshop and Retreat This is an in-person workshop at our Retreat Center with lectures, writing exercises, faculty consultations, and…
Donations
Fiction
In-Person
Mar-May
Nonfiction
Picture Books
May 1 - 5, 2022

The Craft and Heart of Writing Poetry for Children

OVERVIEW: In-person 5-Day/4-Night Workshop and Retreat This is an in-person workshop at our Retreat Center with lectures, writing exercises, and…
In-Person
Mar-May
Poetry
Open Dates

Seize the Reader: Writing for Emotional Impact, An On Demand Online Course

OVERVIEW: Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course Included are 4 pre-recorded online sessions you can access on-demand for up to 6 months…
Donations
Novels
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
Open Dates

Getting Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel Unstuck: On-Demand 2022

OVERVIEW: Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course 7 pre-recorded online sessions you can access on-demand for up to 6 months from the…
Novels
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
June 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022

Muslim Storytellers Fellowship

The Highlights Foundation has announced a two-year fellowship in children's literature for Muslim Storytellers. The fellowship is funded by a…
All genres
Career Building Blocks
Creator Self-Care and Development
Essential Conversations
Expanding Careers or Genres
The Business of Publishing
December 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022

Personal Retreats 3+ Nights Inquiry

Imagine your own private retreat in a picturesque setting – currently just $500 for a three night stay with all…
In-Person
January 19 - 20, 2022

From Query to Acquisitions with an Agent & Editor: A Two-Night Mini

Please Note: This course is full. Please click here to be put on our waiting list OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini…
Donations
Expanding Careers or Genres
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Waitlisted
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
February 7 - 8, 2022

Create Your Novel’s Style Guide: A Two-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Monday, February 7, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm EST) Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (7pm –…
Career Building Blocks
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
February 9 - April 13, 2022

Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course 10 weeks of programming (mix of live and recorded) Live Lectures Wednesdays, 8pm – 9pm Eastern…
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Fiction
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
February 15 - March 31, 2022

Getting To Know Your Novel

OVERVIEW Multi-Week Online Course Live Lectures with closed captioning available Tuesdays at 12-1:30pm EST (February 15, 22, and March 1,…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Fiction
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Writing Craft
February 19 - May 21, 2022

Emotional Impact & Your Picture Book

OVERVIEW: Multi-Month Online Course 4 months of programming Live Lectures the third Saturday of each month (February 19, March 19,…
Donations
Idea
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
February 22 - 24, 2022

Rhyming Picture Books: A Two-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm EST) Thursday, February 24, 2022 (7pm –…
Jan-Feb
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
February 28 - November 21, 2022

Craft, Community & Your Career: A Support Group for Experienced Storytellers

OVERVIEW: Multi-Month Online Course 10 months of programming Kick off gathering Monday, February 28, 7pm – 9pm Eastern Live sessions…
All genres
Career Building Blocks
Jan-Feb
Online
March 22 - April 26, 2022

Line Editing Your MG or YA Novel

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course Live Lectures (with closed captioning) Tuesdays at 7-8pm EST (March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19,…
Career Building Blocks
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
April 6 - May 5, 2022

Plotting & Structuring Your Verse Novel

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course Plotting a verse novel comes with its own unique needs and opportunities. Join Cordelia Jensen to…
Mar-May
Novels
Novels in Verse
Online
Poetry
April 7 - 10, 2022

Creating Picture Books with Humor and Heart: A Working Retreat

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night Workshop and Retreat This is an in-person workshop at our Retreat Center with lectures, writing exercises, faculty consultations, and…
Donations
Fiction
In-Person
Mar-May
Nonfiction
Picture Books
May 1 - 5, 2022

The Craft and Heart of Writing Poetry for Children

OVERVIEW: In-person 5-Day/4-Night Workshop and Retreat This is an in-person workshop at our Retreat Center with lectures, writing exercises, and…
In-Person
Mar-May
Poetry
Sorry, no programs exist here.
Sorry, no programs exist here.
February 9 - April 13, 2022

Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course 10 weeks of programming (mix of live and recorded) Live Lectures Wednesdays, 8pm – 9pm Eastern…
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Fiction
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
February 15 - March 31, 2022

Getting To Know Your Novel

OVERVIEW Multi-Week Online Course Live Lectures with closed captioning available Tuesdays at 12-1:30pm EST (February 15, 22, and March 1,…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Fiction
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Writing Craft
April 7 - 10, 2022

Creating Picture Books with Humor and Heart: A Working Retreat

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night Workshop and Retreat This is an in-person workshop at our Retreat Center with lectures, writing exercises, faculty consultations, and…
Donations
Fiction
In-Person
Mar-May
Nonfiction
Picture Books
Sorry, no programs exist here.
February 9 - April 13, 2022

Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course 10 weeks of programming (mix of live and recorded) Live Lectures Wednesdays, 8pm – 9pm Eastern…
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Fiction
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
April 7 - 10, 2022

Creating Picture Books with Humor and Heart: A Working Retreat

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night Workshop and Retreat This is an in-person workshop at our Retreat Center with lectures, writing exercises, faculty consultations, and…
Donations
Fiction
In-Person
Mar-May
Nonfiction
Picture Books
Open Dates

Seize the Reader: Writing for Emotional Impact, An On Demand Online Course

OVERVIEW: Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course Included are 4 pre-recorded online sessions you can access on-demand for up to 6 months…
Donations
Novels
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
Open Dates

Getting Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel Unstuck: On-Demand 2022

OVERVIEW: Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course 7 pre-recorded online sessions you can access on-demand for up to 6 months from the…
Novels
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
January 19 - 20, 2022

From Query to Acquisitions with an Agent & Editor: A Two-Night Mini

Please Note: This course is full. Please click here to be put on our waiting list OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini…
Donations
Expanding Careers or Genres
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Waitlisted
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
February 7 - 8, 2022

Create Your Novel’s Style Guide: A Two-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Monday, February 7, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm EST) Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (7pm –…
Career Building Blocks
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
February 9 - April 13, 2022

Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course 10 weeks of programming (mix of live and recorded) Live Lectures Wednesdays, 8pm – 9pm Eastern…
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Fiction
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
February 15 - March 31, 2022

Getting To Know Your Novel

OVERVIEW Multi-Week Online Course Live Lectures with closed captioning available Tuesdays at 12-1:30pm EST (February 15, 22, and March 1,…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Fiction
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Writing Craft
March 22 - April 26, 2022

Line Editing Your MG or YA Novel

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course Live Lectures (with closed captioning) Tuesdays at 7-8pm EST (March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19,…
Career Building Blocks
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
April 6 - May 5, 2022

Plotting & Structuring Your Verse Novel

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course Plotting a verse novel comes with its own unique needs and opportunities. Join Cordelia Jensen to…
Mar-May
Novels
Novels in Verse
Online
Poetry
January 19 - 20, 2022

From Query to Acquisitions with an Agent & Editor: A Two-Night Mini

Please Note: This course is full. Please click here to be put on our waiting list OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini…
Donations
Expanding Careers or Genres
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Waitlisted
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
February 9 - April 13, 2022

Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course 10 weeks of programming (mix of live and recorded) Live Lectures Wednesdays, 8pm – 9pm Eastern…
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Fiction
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
February 19 - May 21, 2022

Emotional Impact & Your Picture Book

OVERVIEW: Multi-Month Online Course 4 months of programming Live Lectures the third Saturday of each month (February 19, March 19,…
Donations
Idea
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
February 22 - 24, 2022

Rhyming Picture Books: A Two-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm EST) Thursday, February 24, 2022 (7pm –…
Jan-Feb
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
April 7 - 10, 2022

Creating Picture Books with Humor and Heart: A Working Retreat

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night Workshop and Retreat This is an in-person workshop at our Retreat Center with lectures, writing exercises, faculty consultations, and…
Donations
Fiction
In-Person
Mar-May
Nonfiction
Picture Books
February 9 - April 13, 2022

Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course 10 weeks of programming (mix of live and recorded) Live Lectures Wednesdays, 8pm – 9pm Eastern…
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Fiction
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
April 6 - May 5, 2022

Plotting & Structuring Your Verse Novel

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course Plotting a verse novel comes with its own unique needs and opportunities. Join Cordelia Jensen to…
Mar-May
Novels
Novels in Verse
Online
Poetry
May 1 - 5, 2022

The Craft and Heart of Writing Poetry for Children

OVERVIEW: In-person 5-Day/4-Night Workshop and Retreat This is an in-person workshop at our Retreat Center with lectures, writing exercises, and…
In-Person
Mar-May
Poetry
Sorry, no programs exist here.