Filling the Writer’s Toolbox: Tools for First Lines, Voice, Character, World Building, and Revision 2019

May 19 - 24, 2019


Under the guidance of Emma Dryden you’ll prepare your manuscript for submission and gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of writing for children.

In this workshop, renowned editor and consultant Emma D. Dryden will guide participants through proven techniques for editing and revising their manuscripts.


Emma D. Dryden

Emma D. Dryden founded drydenbks LLC (, a premiere children’s editorial & publishing consultancy firm, after 25 years experience as…
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Yesenia Flores Diaz

Special Guest Yesenia Flores Díaz credits her parents and elementary school librarian for cultivating a love of reading. She won…
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Lisa Cinelli

Teaching Assistant Lisa Cinelli is an award-winning painter, childrenʼs book author/illustrator and a Teaching Artist. She is happiest exploring story…
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Alison Green Myers

Special Guest Alison Green Myers is the program director for the non-profit Highlights Foundation, which supports children’s book writers and…
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Pat Cummings

Special Guest Pat Cummings is the author and/or illustrator of over 40 books for young readers. Along with teaching children’s…
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Kevin Lewis

Special Guest Kevin Lewis is an agent at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. A twenty year veteran of children’s publishing;…
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All-inclusive registration includes workshop tuition, lodging, meals, beverages, and snacks. Free shuttle service is available from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) International Airport.

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workshop information

Begins with dinner on Sunday, May 19, and ends on Friday, May 24, with lunch.