Revision Retreat 2019

July 31 - August 4, 2019


All writers need to revise, wherever they are on their journey: this workshop will show you how and give you time to get started doing it.

  • Have you completed a rough draft, know that it has problems, but don’t know what to do next? We’ll help you find those “big picture” problems and plan what to do about them.
  • Have you fixed the big problems in your manuscript, and want to get it ready to go out? We’ll show you techniques you can use to polish it.
  • Are you stuck somewhere in the middle and don’t know what do to next? We’ll help you figure out where you are, find a new approach or create new material, and get back on the road.
  • Do you want to develop a deeper understanding of the revision process, and how you can get feedback from others? We will take you through it from start to finish.

Whether you’re writing picture books, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, or novels, you’ll benefit from developing strong revision strategies. Not convinced? See our Top 10 Reasons You Need to Revise Your Manuscript.


Harold Underdown

Harold is an executive editor at Kane Press. He is also the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Children’s…
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Eileen Robinson

Eileen Robinson has worked with children’s writers all over the world for over twenty years. Former Executive Editor at Scholastic…
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Jill Davis

Special Guest Jill Davis is an executive editor at HarperCollins. She has been working in children’s editorial since 1992. She…
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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 Wednesday, July 31; ends on Sunday, August 4, with lunch.