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

May 19 - 23, 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

Yesenia Flores Díaz credits her parents and elementary school librarian for cultivating a love of reading. She won the 2016…
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Lisa Cinelli

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

Special Guest Alison Green Myers wanted to join the circus. She wanted to train tigers. She wanted to jump through…
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Pat Cummings

Pat is the author and/or illustrator of over 35 books for young readers.  She also edited the award-winning series,Talking With…
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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 Event Cost: $1,599.00

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

workshop information

Begins with dinner on Sunday, May 19, and ends on Thursday, May 23, with lunch, followed by an optional tour of Highlights Magazine and Boyds Mills Press.