Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship 2019

July 7 - 12, 2019


Keynotes, workshops and a creative mentor to provide one-on-one support.

We envision summer camp a bit differently than just s’mores by the campfire and hiking in the woods (although those adventures are always on our schedule, too). To us, summer camp is a time to find the kind of encouragement for your writing that only a generous mentor can provide. Our camp offers someone to guide you through the long process of publication and a place to work one-to-one with a published author on fine-tuning your words and mastering your pitches in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.


Kathryn Erskine

Special Guest Kathy spent fifteen years as a lawyer before turning to her first love: writing. She was lucky to…
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Shadra Strickland

Shadra Strickland is an award-winning illustrator. She won the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award…
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Angela Dominguez

Virtual Special Guest Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now…
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Tiffany D. Jackson

Tiffany D. Jackson is the author of the critically acclaimed, NAACP Image Award-nominated Allegedly; Monday’s Not Coming; and Let Me…
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Traci Chee

Traci Chee is the New York Times bestselling author of The Reader Trilogy and We Are Not Free (HMH, June…
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Matthew Winner

Special Guest Matthew Winner is an elementary school librarian living in Howard County, Maryland. He is the host of The Children’s…
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Tara Lazar

Street magic performer. Hog-calling champion. Award-winning ice sculptor. These are all things Tara Lazar has never been. Instead, she writes…
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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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All-inclusive registration includes workshop tuition, lodging, meals, beverages, and snacks. Free shuttle service is available from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) International Airport.

We offer payment plans as low as $75/month. We'll be in touch with details after you register.

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workshop information

Begins with dinner on Sunday, July 7 with dinner; ends on Friday, July 12 with lunch.