Programs


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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
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…
Donations
Novels
Online
Online On Demand
Online Plus In-Person
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
June 1, 2021 - September 30, 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
April 1 - 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…
June 23 - 26, 2022

2022 Black Creators HQ Meet, Greet, and Retreat

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night, Black Creators HQ Meet, Greet, and Retreat This is an in-person retreat for Black Creatives. There will…
Donations
In-Person
June-Aug
Retreat Only
June 27 - 30, 2022

Writing for the Educational Market 2022

OVERVIEW: This workshop is full. Please click here to add your name to the waitlist. We'll contact you if a…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Donations
Fiction
In-Person
Nonfiction
Picture Books
Poetry
Specialty or Other
Waitlisted
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
Donations
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
Donations
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 12 - 14, 2022

World Building for Novelists: A Two-Part Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Fantasy authors Intisar Khanani and Alisa Alering are ready to share the inner workings…
Donations
Fiction
June-Aug
Novels
Novels in Verse
Online
July 15 - 19, 2022

Summer Camp in Nonfiction: Explore, Dig Deep, Inspire

OVERVIEW: Get away for five days at our Summer Camp in Nonfiction for inspiration, guidance, mentorship, community, fun, creativity, and…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Donations
In-Person
Nonfiction
Picture Books
July 19 - 20, 2022

Image Systems in Verse Novels: A Two Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Join verse novelist Cordelia Jensen to gain an understanding of image systems, and discover ways…
Donations
June-Aug
Novels
Novels in Verse
Online
Poetry
Writing Craft
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
Donations
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 10 - 11, 2022

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

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm EST) Thursday, August 11, 2022 (7pm –…
Career Building Blocks
Donations
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
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 12 - 16, 2022

Whole Novel Workshop: A Retreat for Novelists (Summer Session One)

OVERVIEW: In-person 5-Day/4-Night Workshop and Retreat This intensive Whole Novel Workshop offers writers the rare opportunity to have the entire…
Donations
Fiction
In-Person
Novels
Novels in Verse
Specialty or Other
August 15 - 17, 2022

Co-Authoring a Novel: A Two-Night Mini on Writing Collaboration

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Sharing the publishing journey can also be a gratifying experience, especially if it's with…
Career Building Blocks
Creator Self-Care and Development
Donations
June-Aug
Novels
Online
The Business of Publishing
Writing Craft
August 19 - 23, 2022

Whole Novel Workshop: A Retreat for Novelists (Summer Session Two)

OVERVIEW: In-person 5-Day/4-Night Workshop and Retreat This intensive Whole Novel Workshop offers writers the rare opportunity to have the entire…
Fiction
In-Person
Novels
Novels in Verse
Specialty or Other
August 23 - 25, 2022

Amplify YOUR Voice: A Two-Night Mini for Novelists

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Join author Aminah Mae Safi and editor Kat Brzozowski to explore a Voice that is…
Donations
Fiction
Novels
Online
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!…
Donations
In-Person
June-Aug
Picture Books
September 14 - October 19, 2022

Line Editing Your YA or MG Novel (Fall 2022)

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course Live Lectures (with closed captioning) Wednesdays at 7-8pm EST (September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19)…
Donations
Fiction
Novels
Online
September 16 - 24, 2022

Becoming a Nonfiction Writer: A Two-Part Online Course

OVERVIEW: A 2-Part Online Course This is an online course with two parts: an intensive weekend, followed by one week…
Donations
Nonfiction
Online
Sept-Dec
September 18 - 21, 2022

Begin Your Chapter Book Series: Workshop & Retreat

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night Workshop and Retreat This workshop takes a deep look at the intersection of craft and commercial viability…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Donations
Fiction
In-Person
Nonfiction
Sept-Dec
September 22 - October 13, 2022

Relationships in MG & YA Novels: An Online Course with Editor Kat Brzozowski

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course The relationships between characters are the backbone of every great contemporary MG and YA novel. Participate…
Donations
Fiction
Novels
Online
October 5 - November 16, 2022

Revising Your Verse Novel: A Three-Part Online Workshop

OVERVIEW: A 3-Part Online Course The verse novel is an art all its own—sculpted through story and the act of…
Donations
Novels in Verse
Online
Revising
Sept-Dec
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…
Donations
In-Person
Picture Books
Poetry
Sept-Dec
Specialty or Other
Writing Craft
Writing Intensive
October 9 - 15, 2022

Novel Writing with Patricia Lee Gauch

Please note that this workshop is waitlisted. Please add your name to the waitlist if you would like to be…
Donations
In-Person
Novels
Sept-Dec
Waitlisted
October 12 - December 14, 2022

A Crash Course in Children’s Book Publishing

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course 10 weeks of programming (mix of live and recorded) Live Lectures Wednesdays, 8pm – 9pm Eastern…
All genres
Donations
Just Getting Started
Online
Sept-Dec
The Business of Publishing
October 18 - 19, 2022

From Query to Acquisitions: A Two Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Join agent Sera Rivers and editor Jennifer Baker to gain a better understanding of…
Donations
Online
Sept-Dec
The Business of Publishing
October 27 - 30, 2022

Middle Grade Novels: Ideas! Characters! Point of View! (& Everything In Between)

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night Workshop and Retreat Middle Grade novels ignite a passion for reading. They are clever and imaginative, yet…
Donations
In-Person
Novels
Sept-Dec
Writing Craft