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

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

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

Andrea Cascardi has held senior editorial positions at Random House and Disney Publishing, and was an agent with Transatlantic for…
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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 at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, with an optional tour of Highlights magazine and Boyds Mill Press, and ends on Sunday, June 30, with lunch.