Programs


January 1 - December 31, 2021

Meditations for Writers & Illustrators: An On Demand Course 2021

This is an on-demand course. You can begin it at any time. Online Course Info: This is an "on demand"…
All genres
Creator Self-Care and Development
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
January 1 - December 31, 2021

Getting Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel Unstuck: An On Demand Online Workshop 2021

This is an on-demand course. You can begin it at any time. Online Course Info: Whether you’ve jotted down ideas…
Novels
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
January 25 - February 28, 2021

Picture Book Character A-Z Online Course Jan-Feb 2021

Online Course Info: Are you ready to do a deep, deep dive into picture book character? This 5-week intensive with…
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Writing Craft
January 27 - February 24, 2021

Plotting Your Verse Novel Online Course Jan-Feb 2021

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Online Course Info: When…
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Waitlisted
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
February 3 - 24, 2021

Multiple POVs, Multiple Formats, and Non-linear Timelines for Novelists Online Course, Feb 2021

Online Course Info: This is a four-week online course featuring LIVE sessions with faculty, writing exercises, discussions, a special guest…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
February 3 - April 7, 2021

Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know Online Course Feb-Apr 2021

Online Course Info: This is a ten-week online course featuring live sessions with faculty, pre-recorded lectures, writing exercises, community interaction,…
Career Building Blocks
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
February 4 - March 25, 2021

So You Want to be an Author/Illustrator? Online Course Feb-Mar 2021

Online Course Info: This is an eight-week online, hands-on workshop featuring: Live Zoom sessions with faculty for lessons and assignment…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
Illustration Craft
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
February 5 - June 7, 2021

Craft, Community & Your Career: A Support Group for Experienced Storytellers Feb-Jun 2021

Online Course Info: One book can make a difference in the life of a child.  It’s a belief and a…
All genres
Career Building Blocks
Jan-Feb
Online
February 9 - March 30, 2021

Getting To Know Your Novel Online Course Feb-Mar 2021

Online Course Info: This 8-week intensive features LIVE lectures, writing exercises, and multiple opportunities for feedback on your work-in-progress. You'll…
Jan-Feb
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Writing Craft
February 20 - March 2, 2021

Becoming a Nonfiction Writer: A Two-Part Online Course Feb-Mar 2021

Online Course Info: You are ready to begin your work in writing nonfiction for children and teens, but where do…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
Jan-Feb
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
March 3 - April 21, 2021

Line Editing Your MG or YA Novel (and Creating Your Book’s Style Guide!) Online Course Mar 2021

Online Course Info: This is an eight-week online course featuring live sessions with faculty, pre-recorded lectures, structured assignments, community interaction…
Career Building Blocks
Mar-May
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
March 3 - 31, 2021

Creating an Image System That Works for Your Verse Novel Online Course March 2021

Online Course Info: This is a five-week online workshop that features weekly Wednesday LIVE Zoom lectures (at 1:30 pm Eastern),…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Mar-May
Novels
Online
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
March 4 - 25, 2021

Online Symposium for Jewish Children’s & Teen Literature Mar 2021

Online Symposium Info: This virtual workshop, an entry in our "Essential Conversations" series, is an in-community intensive experience for Jewish…
All genres
Almost ready to submit
Creator Self-Care and Development
Essential Conversations
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
Just Getting Started
Kidlit Professional
Mar-May
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Working on a draft
March 15 - 25, 2021

The Art of Giving and Receiving Critique: A Three-Part Mini Online Course Mar 2021

Online Course Info: Do you belong to a critique group? Do you have a beta reader or critique partner? Are…
Career Building Blocks
Mar-May
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
April 14 - May 12, 2021

Liberations and Limitations in Writing Verse Novels Online Course Apr-May 2021

Online Course Info: This is a 5-week online workshop that features weekly Wednesday evening “live” lectures, discussions, writing exercises, and…
Career Building Blocks
Mar-May
Novels
Online
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft