Native Creators’ Summer Retreat 2019

June 27 - 30, 2019


A retreat for Native American book creators writing for and about children.

With a focus on mentorship and polishing a manuscript for submission, this four-day retreat includes one-on-one critiques, roundtable feedback, and lectures from celebrated authors Joseph Bruchac and Traci Sorell. In addition, writers will enjoy guided writing exercises along with submission and market discussions from editors Karen Boss and Elise McMullen-Ciotti along with agent Andrea Cascardi.


Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac is a writer and traditional storyteller who lives in the Adirondack Mountains Region of northern New York in…
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Traci Sorell

Traci Sorell writes fiction and nonfiction books as well as poems for children. Her debut nonfiction picture book, We Are…
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Karen Boss

Special Guest Karen Boss is an editor at Charlesbridge. She holds an MA in Children’s Literature from Simmons College and…
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Elise McMullen-Ciotti

Special Guest Elise McMullen-Ciotti is a freelance editor, writer, and educator who has worked in children’s book publishing since 2012.…
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Andrea Cascardi

Special Guest Andrea Cascardi has held senior editorial positions at Random House and Disney Publishing, and was an agent with…
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Kim Rogers

Teaching Assistant Kim Rogers is a writer and speaker. Her work has been published in Highlights for Children, Guideposts Sweet…
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All-Inclusive Event Cost: $999.00

All-inclusive means we provide transportation to and from the airport, lodging and all meals.

workshop information

Begins with dinner on Thursday, June 27; ends on Sunday, June 30, with lunch.