Building Sweet & Sophisticated Contemporary Stories for Teens 2019

October 20 - 23, 2019


Memorable characters, loads of heart, and a healthy dollop of humor are the recipe for some of the most beloved books for teens.

Young adult novels appeal to a sophisticated audience–teens who can smell a “fake” a mile away. Crafting a novel for them means delivering sweet (sometimes sassy) dialogue, multi-faceted characters, and finding ways to bring authenticity and specificity to a fictional, yet relatable, world. Join editor Kat Brzozowski and author Siobhan Vivian as they share the ins and outs of writing contemporary books for teens.


Siobhan Vivian

Siobhan Vivian is the New York Times best-selling author of eleven young adult novels, including Stay Sweet, The Last Boy…
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Kat Brzozowski

Kat Brzozowski is a senior editor at Swoon Reads/Feiwel & Friends. She has edited a wide range of young adult…
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Rachel Ekstrom

SKYPE Guest Rachel Ekstrom has channeled her passion for reading into a fifteen-year publishing career. She is an agent at…
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All-Inclusive Event Cost: $1,099.00

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

workshop information

Begins with dinner on Sunday, October 20; ends on Wednesday, October 23, with lunch.