Workshops

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Unworkshop 2019

Imagine your own private retreat in a picturesque setting – currently just $149/day! We believe all writers and artists can…
Unworkshop
September 19 - 22, 2019

Writing for Illustrators: An Author/Illustrator Intensive 2019

Overview Grow as a writer while honoring your illustration background. A picture book plays between both worlds, and for most…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
September 22 - 25, 2019

Nurturing Your Artistic Voice: A Guide for Kidlit Rebels and Risk-takers 2019

Illustrator Carolyn Flores and author Meg Medina will lead participants in an exploration of identity, creativity, and publishing to help…
Character & Voice
September 23 - November 10, 2019

Getting To Know Your Rhyming Picture Book Online Course (Sept 23-Oct 21) Plus Onsite Retreat (Nov 7-10) 2019

Overview Give your picture book the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with…
Picture Books
September 25 - 29, 2019

Taking Your Writing & Art to New Places: Published Authors and Illustrators at Work 2019

Overview You’ve launched your career - now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. This workshop is for published authors and…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Writing Intensive
October 2 - 5, 2019

Writing Picture Book Biographies 2019

Overview Engage children in the lives of others through captivating events and compelling narrative threads. A good biography fuels a…
Nonfiction
Picture Books
October 10 - 13, 2019

Writing for All Young Readers: Board Books through MG Series 2019

This workshop is for anyone looking for ways to break in or expand upon a career in writing for children,…
Publishing
October 13 - 17, 2019

The Craft and Heart of Writing Poetry for Children 2019

Overview If you have a passion for writing children’s poetry, then please join us. Beginning poets, seasoned writers, teachers, and…
Poetry
October 17 - 20, 2019

Storytelling Through Drawing: Discovering Your Visual Voice and Style 2019

Overview Explore the elements of storytelling through drawing, experimentation, and problem solving with picture making materials. Craft your own artistic…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
October 17 - 20, 2019

A Working Poets Retreat 2019

Overview Join poets Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard for a working poet’s retreat in the woods. Less structured than…
Poetry
October 20 - 23, 2019

Building Sweet & Sophisticated Contemporary Stories for Teens 2019

Overview Memorable characters, loads of heart, and a healthy dollop of humor are the recipe for some of the most…
Fiction
Novels
Writing Intensive
October 20 - 27, 2019

Writing the Unreal: The Whole Novel Workshop in Fantasy & Speculative Fiction October 2019

Designed for anyone with a complete or near-complete draft of a middle grade or young adult novel in fantasy or…
Novels
October 24 - 27, 2019

Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2019

Overview Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell.…
Fiction
Nonfiction
Writing Intensive
October 27 - 30, 2019

Writing the Rainbow: Crafting Picture Books With LGBTQIA+ Themes 2019

Overview Picture books bring the world into the hands of young readers. The world we would like them to see…
Essential Conversations
Picture Books
Publishing
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Jump-Start Your Creativity! Idea Generator for Novelists 2019

Overview Join YA author AC Gaughen for a madcap retreat that will jump-start new ideas, unlock your creativity, and leave…
Fiction
Novels
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Perfecting Your Dummy: How to Amp Up Your Text, Illustration Style, Technique & Page Design for Successful Submissions 2019

Find balance with words and pictures as you polish your picture book dummy for submission. Whether you are working on…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
November 7 - 10, 2019

Master Class with Patti Gauch: The Search for Voice, the Next Step! 2019

Overview Join Patricia Lee Gauch for The Search for Voice, the Next Step!, a workshop for experienced writers. Voice is…
Novels
Writing Intensive
November 10 - 14, 2019

Intensive Nonfiction Picture Book Retreat 2019

This intensive nonfiction picture book retreat is open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Join Carolyn Yoder, senior…
Nonfiction
Picture Books
January 19 - 22, 2020

Writing Retreat for Jewish Kidlit Authors! 2020

Overview The Winter Jewish Writer’s Retreat will be a mostly unstructured four-day writing retreat for Jewish Children’s Literature writers. The…
Unworkshop
May 7 - 10, 2020

From Premise To Pitch: Get Submission Ready With Two Seasoned Agents 2020

Overview Are you ready to start querying? During this workshop you will learn how to talk about your middle grade…
Publishing
May 27 - 31, 2020

Getting To Know Your Novel Online Course (Feb-Apr) Plus Onsite Retreat (May 27-31) 2020

Give your novel the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with a guided…
Novels
Flexible Dates

Unworkshop 2019

Imagine your own private retreat in a picturesque setting – currently just $149/day! We believe all writers and artists can…
Unworkshop
September 19 - 22, 2019

Writing for Illustrators: An Author/Illustrator Intensive 2019

Overview Grow as a writer while honoring your illustration background. A picture book plays between both worlds, and for most…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
September 22 - 25, 2019

Nurturing Your Artistic Voice: A Guide for Kidlit Rebels and Risk-takers 2019

Illustrator Carolyn Flores and author Meg Medina will lead participants in an exploration of identity, creativity, and publishing to help…
Character & Voice
September 23 - November 10, 2019

Getting To Know Your Rhyming Picture Book Online Course (Sept 23-Oct 21) Plus Onsite Retreat (Nov 7-10) 2019

Overview Give your picture book the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with…
Picture Books
September 25 - 29, 2019

Taking Your Writing & Art to New Places: Published Authors and Illustrators at Work 2019

Overview You’ve launched your career - now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. This workshop is for published authors and…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Writing Intensive
October 2 - 5, 2019

Writing Picture Book Biographies 2019

Overview Engage children in the lives of others through captivating events and compelling narrative threads. A good biography fuels a…
Nonfiction
Picture Books
October 10 - 13, 2019

Writing for All Young Readers: Board Books through MG Series 2019

This workshop is for anyone looking for ways to break in or expand upon a career in writing for children,…
Publishing
October 13 - 17, 2019

The Craft and Heart of Writing Poetry for Children 2019

Overview If you have a passion for writing children’s poetry, then please join us. Beginning poets, seasoned writers, teachers, and…
Poetry
October 17 - 20, 2019

Storytelling Through Drawing: Discovering Your Visual Voice and Style 2019

Overview Explore the elements of storytelling through drawing, experimentation, and problem solving with picture making materials. Craft your own artistic…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
October 17 - 20, 2019

A Working Poets Retreat 2019

Overview Join poets Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard for a working poet’s retreat in the woods. Less structured than…
Poetry
October 20 - 23, 2019

Building Sweet & Sophisticated Contemporary Stories for Teens 2019

Overview Memorable characters, loads of heart, and a healthy dollop of humor are the recipe for some of the most…
Fiction
Novels
Writing Intensive
October 20 - 27, 2019

Writing the Unreal: The Whole Novel Workshop in Fantasy & Speculative Fiction October 2019

Designed for anyone with a complete or near-complete draft of a middle grade or young adult novel in fantasy or…
Novels
October 24 - 27, 2019

Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2019

Overview Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell.…
Fiction
Nonfiction
Writing Intensive
October 27 - 30, 2019

Writing the Rainbow: Crafting Picture Books With LGBTQIA+ Themes 2019

Overview Picture books bring the world into the hands of young readers. The world we would like them to see…
Essential Conversations
Picture Books
Publishing
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Jump-Start Your Creativity! Idea Generator for Novelists 2019

Overview Join YA author AC Gaughen for a madcap retreat that will jump-start new ideas, unlock your creativity, and leave…
Fiction
Novels
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Perfecting Your Dummy: How to Amp Up Your Text, Illustration Style, Technique & Page Design for Successful Submissions 2019

Find balance with words and pictures as you polish your picture book dummy for submission. Whether you are working on…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
November 7 - 10, 2019

Master Class with Patti Gauch: The Search for Voice, the Next Step! 2019

Overview Join Patricia Lee Gauch for The Search for Voice, the Next Step!, a workshop for experienced writers. Voice is…
Novels
Writing Intensive
November 10 - 14, 2019

Intensive Nonfiction Picture Book Retreat 2019

This intensive nonfiction picture book retreat is open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Join Carolyn Yoder, senior…
Nonfiction
Picture Books
January 19 - 22, 2020

Writing Retreat for Jewish Kidlit Authors! 2020

Overview The Winter Jewish Writer’s Retreat will be a mostly unstructured four-day writing retreat for Jewish Children’s Literature writers. The…
Unworkshop
May 7 - 10, 2020

From Premise To Pitch: Get Submission Ready With Two Seasoned Agents 2020

Overview Are you ready to start querying? During this workshop you will learn how to talk about your middle grade…
Publishing
May 27 - 31, 2020

Getting To Know Your Novel Online Course (Feb-Apr) Plus Onsite Retreat (May 27-31) 2020

Give your novel the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with a guided…
Novels
October 10 - 13, 2019

Writing for All Young Readers: Board Books through MG Series 2019

This workshop is for anyone looking for ways to break in or expand upon a career in writing for children,…
Publishing
October 27 - 30, 2019

Writing the Rainbow: Crafting Picture Books With LGBTQIA+ Themes 2019

Overview Picture books bring the world into the hands of young readers. The world we would like them to see…
Essential Conversations
Picture Books
Publishing
May 7 - 10, 2020

From Premise To Pitch: Get Submission Ready With Two Seasoned Agents 2020

Overview Are you ready to start querying? During this workshop you will learn how to talk about your middle grade…
Publishing
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September 25 - 29, 2019

Taking Your Writing & Art to New Places: Published Authors and Illustrators at Work 2019

Overview You’ve launched your career - now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. This workshop is for published authors and…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Writing Intensive
October 20 - 23, 2019

Building Sweet & Sophisticated Contemporary Stories for Teens 2019

Overview Memorable characters, loads of heart, and a healthy dollop of humor are the recipe for some of the most…
Fiction
Novels
Writing Intensive
October 24 - 27, 2019

Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2019

Overview Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell.…
Fiction
Nonfiction
Writing Intensive
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Jump-Start Your Creativity! Idea Generator for Novelists 2019

Overview Join YA author AC Gaughen for a madcap retreat that will jump-start new ideas, unlock your creativity, and leave…
Fiction
Novels
September 19 - 22, 2019

Writing for Illustrators: An Author/Illustrator Intensive 2019

Overview Grow as a writer while honoring your illustration background. A picture book plays between both worlds, and for most…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
September 25 - 29, 2019

Taking Your Writing & Art to New Places: Published Authors and Illustrators at Work 2019

Overview You’ve launched your career - now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. This workshop is for published authors and…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Writing Intensive
October 17 - 20, 2019

Storytelling Through Drawing: Discovering Your Visual Voice and Style 2019

Overview Explore the elements of storytelling through drawing, experimentation, and problem solving with picture making materials. Craft your own artistic…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Perfecting Your Dummy: How to Amp Up Your Text, Illustration Style, Technique & Page Design for Successful Submissions 2019

Find balance with words and pictures as you polish your picture book dummy for submission. Whether you are working on…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
October 2 - 5, 2019

Writing Picture Book Biographies 2019

Overview Engage children in the lives of others through captivating events and compelling narrative threads. A good biography fuels a…
Nonfiction
Picture Books
October 24 - 27, 2019

Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2019

Overview Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell.…
Fiction
Nonfiction
Writing Intensive
November 10 - 14, 2019

Intensive Nonfiction Picture Book Retreat 2019

This intensive nonfiction picture book retreat is open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Join Carolyn Yoder, senior…
Nonfiction
Picture Books
October 20 - 23, 2019

Building Sweet & Sophisticated Contemporary Stories for Teens 2019

Overview Memorable characters, loads of heart, and a healthy dollop of humor are the recipe for some of the most…
Fiction
Novels
Writing Intensive
October 20 - 27, 2019

Writing the Unreal: The Whole Novel Workshop in Fantasy & Speculative Fiction October 2019

Designed for anyone with a complete or near-complete draft of a middle grade or young adult novel in fantasy or…
Novels
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Jump-Start Your Creativity! Idea Generator for Novelists 2019

Overview Join YA author AC Gaughen for a madcap retreat that will jump-start new ideas, unlock your creativity, and leave…
Fiction
Novels
November 7 - 10, 2019

Master Class with Patti Gauch: The Search for Voice, the Next Step! 2019

Overview Join Patricia Lee Gauch for The Search for Voice, the Next Step!, a workshop for experienced writers. Voice is…
Novels
Writing Intensive
May 27 - 31, 2020

Getting To Know Your Novel Online Course (Feb-Apr) Plus Onsite Retreat (May 27-31) 2020

Give your novel the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with a guided…
Novels
September 19 - 22, 2019

Writing for Illustrators: An Author/Illustrator Intensive 2019

Overview Grow as a writer while honoring your illustration background. A picture book plays between both worlds, and for most…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
September 23 - November 10, 2019

Getting To Know Your Rhyming Picture Book Online Course (Sept 23-Oct 21) Plus Onsite Retreat (Nov 7-10) 2019

Overview Give your picture book the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with…
Picture Books
October 2 - 5, 2019

Writing Picture Book Biographies 2019

Overview Engage children in the lives of others through captivating events and compelling narrative threads. A good biography fuels a…
Nonfiction
Picture Books
October 17 - 20, 2019

Storytelling Through Drawing: Discovering Your Visual Voice and Style 2019

Overview Explore the elements of storytelling through drawing, experimentation, and problem solving with picture making materials. Craft your own artistic…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
October 27 - 30, 2019

Writing the Rainbow: Crafting Picture Books With LGBTQIA+ Themes 2019

Overview Picture books bring the world into the hands of young readers. The world we would like them to see…
Essential Conversations
Picture Books
Publishing
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Perfecting Your Dummy: How to Amp Up Your Text, Illustration Style, Technique & Page Design for Successful Submissions 2019

Find balance with words and pictures as you polish your picture book dummy for submission. Whether you are working on…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
November 10 - 14, 2019

Intensive Nonfiction Picture Book Retreat 2019

This intensive nonfiction picture book retreat is open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Join Carolyn Yoder, senior…
Nonfiction
Picture Books
October 13 - 17, 2019

The Craft and Heart of Writing Poetry for Children 2019

Overview If you have a passion for writing children’s poetry, then please join us. Beginning poets, seasoned writers, teachers, and…
Poetry
October 17 - 20, 2019

A Working Poets Retreat 2019

Overview Join poets Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard for a working poet’s retreat in the woods. Less structured than…
Poetry
September 25 - 29, 2019

Taking Your Writing & Art to New Places: Published Authors and Illustrators at Work 2019

Overview You’ve launched your career - now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. This workshop is for published authors and…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Writing Intensive
October 20 - 23, 2019

Building Sweet & Sophisticated Contemporary Stories for Teens 2019

Overview Memorable characters, loads of heart, and a healthy dollop of humor are the recipe for some of the most…
Fiction
Novels
Writing Intensive
October 24 - 27, 2019

Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2019

Overview Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell.…
Fiction
Nonfiction
Writing Intensive
November 7 - 10, 2019

Master Class with Patti Gauch: The Search for Voice, the Next Step! 2019

Overview Join Patricia Lee Gauch for The Search for Voice, the Next Step!, a workshop for experienced writers. Voice is…
Novels
Writing Intensive