Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2019

October 24 - 27, 2019


Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell.

Join Newbery winner Kathi Appelt and author Lindsey Lane for an investigation into the dynamic shape of your story. Explore the important elements that make up a story as well as how these elements shift inside various formats and genres.

In the workshop, we’re going to look hard at the various forms of our stories to see whether or not the form feels organic. Moreover, we’ll challenge each other to test the story in forms that may surprise you. In the process, we’ll take a look at genres, too.

For example, a prose novel might work better as a novel-in-verse, or a poem might want to transform into a picture book, or the truth of nonfiction might need to see itself in a novel.


Kathi Appelt

Kathi Appelt’s books have won numerous national and state awards, including the Irma and Simon Black Award, Children’s Choice Award,…
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Lindsey Lane

Special Guest Lindsey Lane is an award-winning author, playwright and journalist. She is the author of young adult novel Evidence…
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Sona Charaipotra

The author of the upcoming YA doc dramedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Sona Charaipotra is not a doctor — much to…
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All-Inclusive Event Cost: $899.00

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

workshop information

Begins with dinner on Thursday, October 24; ends on Sunday, October 27, with lunch.