Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children & Young Adults 2019

July 13 - 17, 2019


Work with our talented group of mentors to explore all facets of factual writing!

Nonfiction matters! Publishers crave it. Teachers and librarians need it. Nonfiction connects our children to the world. Stories about real people, real places, and really interesting world events are more important now than ever. Our master class explores nonfiction from many angles: the editorial, the business, and, most importantly, the art of telling true stories.


Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford is an award-winning author of children’s books, including Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White…
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Emma Otheguy

Emma Otheguy is the author of the bilingual picture book Martí’s Song for Freedom (Lee & Low, 2017) about Cuban…
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Lesa Cline-Ransome

Lesa Cline-Ransome’s first book was the biography Satchel Paige, an ALA Notable Book and a Bank Street College “Best Children’s…
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Heidi Stemple

Heidi didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became…
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Rob Sanders

Rob Sanders is a writer who teaches, and a teacher who writes. A native of Springfield, Missouri, he has lived…
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Jennifer Herrera

Special Guest Jennifer Herrera joined the David Black Agency in 2015 after working at Fletcher & Company and Europa Editions,…
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All-Inclusive Event Cost: $1,499.00

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

workshop information

Begins with dinner on Saturday, July 13 with dinner, and ends on Wednesday, July 17 with lunch.