Programs

Taking Your Writing & Art to New Places: Published Authors and Illustrators at Work 2019

September 25 - 29, 2019

Overview

You’ve launched your career – now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow.

This workshop is for published authors and illustrators to have time to talk about their careers, challenges, deadlines, and upcoming projects. With this workshop, we are aiming for meaningful conversation about how to continue to push the boundaries of our work. How do we acknowledge the power of our recurring themes and at the same time find ways to break new ground and find innovation?

Please note that this workshop is for published authors and illustrators.
When registering, you will need to include:

  • Two or more titles of your own published work.
  • A short paragraph indicating ways in which you hope to grow as a writer or illustrator.

We will confirm your registration for the workshop once we receive this information.

 

Faculty

Jennifer Jacobson

Jennifer is the author of many award-winning children’s books including Small as an Elephant (IRA Young Adult’s Choice, Parents’ Choice…
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Juana Martinez-Neal

Juana Martinez-Neal is the recipient of the 2019 Caldecott Honor for Alma and How She Got Her Name (Candlewick 2018), her author-illustrator debut, and…
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Gareth Hinds

Special Guest Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (which Publisher’s Weekly…
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Nikki Grimes

Special SKYPE Guest Nikki Grimes, New York Times bestselling author, is the recipient of the 2017 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal,…
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Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman has lived in five countries, worked as chief scientist on oceanographic vessels, and even spent time scuba diving…
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Neal Porter

Special Guest Neal Porter has been in and around children’s book publishing for over 40 years, holding marketing, administrative and…
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Kathleen Merz

Special Guest Kathleen Merz is the Acquisitions & Managing Editor at Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. She has worked on…
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Laurie Calkhoven

Special Guest Laurie Calkhoven is the author of more than 50 books for young readers ranging from award-winning nonfiction early…
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Alison Morris

Alison Morris is a nationally recognized children’s book buyer with an infectious enthusiasm for reading and 20 years’ experience matching…
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All-Inclusive Event Cost: $1,295.00

All-inclusive registration includes workshop tuition, lodging, meals, beverages, and snacks. Free shuttle service is available from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) International Airport. Airport pick-up at Newark Airport is also available for $75 round-trip.

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

workshop information

Begins with dinner on Wednesday, September 25; ends on Sunday, September 29, with lunch.

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