Workshops

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August 12–August 18, 2018
Whole Novel Workshop MG/YA 2018

Revise and polish your novel in preparation for submission. Take your novel to the next level! Our instructors will challenge >>

  • Fiction
  • Novels
August 18–August 21, 2018
Responsible Representation: Writing Diverse Commercial Fiction for Middle-Grade and Young Adult Readers 2018

Explore ways to include diversity in your work and create authentic worlds and characters that provide windows and mirrors for >>

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
August 18–August 25, 2018 Waitlisted
Carolyn P. Yoder’s Alumni Retreat August 2018

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list! A special and unusual retreat, >>

    August 26–August 29, 2018
    The Ins and Outs of a Picture Book and Its Many Forms 2018

    Crafting Characters, Storyboarding with an Illustrator Eye, Revising Strategies, Stand-out Submissions, School Visits, and MORE The word count may be >>

    • Picture Books
    September 9–September 12, 2018
    The Journey: A Crash Course in How to Write Books for Children 2018

    Get serious about writing your children’s book–and explore your path to publication. Just how do you write a children’s book–where >>

    • Business of Publishing
    • Novels
    • Picture Books
    September 24–September 28, 2018
    Taking Your Writing & Art to New Places: Published Authors and Illustrators at Work 2018

    You’ve launched your career–now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. We’re pleased to announce a brand-new workshop especially for published >>

    • Fiction
    • Illustrators
    • Novels
    • Picture Books
    • Writing Intensive
    September 30–October 3, 2018
    DIY Repair Kit for Writers: Get Your Fixer-Upper Ready to Sell 2018

    For published and pre-published authors who have a novel that needs to be renovated for sale. Have a fixer-upper manuscript? >>

    • Fiction
    • Novels
    • Picture Books
    • Writing Intensive
    October 4–October 7, 2018
    Beginner’s Class in World Building and World Conjuring 2018

    Writers of speculative, science fiction, magical realism or fantasy novels: this workshop will teach you the techniques of worldbuilding, the >>

    • Fiction
    • Novels
    October 5–October 7, 2018
    Picture Book Illustration: From Conception to Birth 2018

    A down-to-earth, hands-on workshop for the illustrator who’s looking for the inside track, packed with valuable pointers and solid advice. >>

    • Illustrators
    • Picture Books
    October 7–October 9, 2018
    Writing for All Young Readers: Board Books through MG Series 2018

    This workshop is for anyone looking for ways to break in or expand upon a career in writing for children, >>

    • Business of Publishing
    • Fiction
    • Novels
    • Picture Books
    October 14–October 18, 2018
    The Craft and Heart of Writing Poetry for Children 2018

    If you have a passion for writing children’s poetry, then please join us. Beginning poets, seasoned writers, teachers, and dreamers >>

    • Poetry
    October 18–October 21, 2018
    Telling It True: The Art of Storytelling in Picture Book Biography and Narrative Nonfiction 2018

    Engage children in the lives of others through captivating events and compelling narrative threads. Unfamiliar names may not hook your >>

    • Nonfiction
    • Picture Books
    October 21–October 24, 2018
    Elements of Plot with Grace Lin and Padma Venkatraman 2018

    Find your way through your novel, from point to point and place to place. Crafting engaging characters and an interesting >>

    • Fiction
    • Novels
    October 28–October 31, 2018
    Fundamental STEPS to Writing Historical Fiction 2018

    Give your historical fiction a strong start by learning the fundamentals of this popular genre. Are you writing a novel >>

    • Fiction
    • Novels
    November 4–November 7, 2018
    Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, a Mashup 2018

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

    • Fiction
    • Nonfiction
    • Picture Books
    • Writing Intensive
    November 4–November 8, 2018
    Getting Your Middle Grade and Young Adult Novel Unstuck 2018

    An intimate workshop for middle grade and young adult authors looking to explore or revise and polish a work in >>

    • Fiction
    • Novels
    November 8–November 11, 2018
    Creating Picture Books with Humor and Heart: A Working Retreat 2018

    A writing-intensive workshop to prepare your picture book for submission. Two award-winning, bestselling authors, Emily Jenkins and Elise Broach, and >>

    • Picture Books
    • Writing Intensive
    November 8–November 11, 2018
    A Master Class: Creating the Moment that Transcends – Climax, Complication, and Going Far Enough 2018

    An intense study into building scenes with emotional impacts for your readers. The novel is first a story with a >>

    • Fiction
    • Novels
    • Writing Intensive
    November 29–December 3, 2018 Waitlisted
    Carolyn Yoder Nonfiction Picture Book Retreat

    Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list! This intensive nonfiction picture book >>