Workshops

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October 18 - 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
October 21 - 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.
Fiction
October 28 - 31, 2018

Fundamental STEPS to Writing Historical Fiction 2018

Give your historical fiction novel a strong start by learning the fundamentals of this popular genre. Please check back soon…
Fiction
November 4 - 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…
Novels
November 8 - 11, 2018

Creating Picture Books with Humor and Heart : A Working Retreat

A writing-intensive workshop to prepare your picture book for submission. Two award-winning, bestselling authors, Emily Jenkins and Elise Broach, and…
November 8 - 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.
Writing Intensive
November 29 - December 3, 2018

Intensive Nonfiction Picture Book Retreat 2018

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 3 - April 11, 2019

Getting To Know Your Novel (Online Course plus Onsite Retreat) 2019

Give your novel the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with a guided…
Novels
March 8 - 15, 2019

Carolyn P. Yoder’s Alumni Retreat March 2019

A special and unusual retreat, open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Participants will come together for seven…
Fiction
Nonfiction
March 15 - 18, 2019

Symposium for Jewish Children’s Literature: Novelists and Publishing Professionals

Beyond the Holocaust & Holidays: Who Are We & What Are We Writing? Designed for established and emerging Jewish novelists…
Publishing
March 21 - 24, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Children’s Book Publishing: A Crash Course 2019

This intensive weekend is designed to give you a comprehensive look at how the children’s book publishing industry works. You…
Publishing
March 25 - 28, 2019

Self or Indie Publishing: Answering the Big Questions 2019

Considering self or indie publishing? Let us help you prepare. Thanks to advances in technology, it's easier than it's ever…
Publishing
March 31 - April 6, 2019

Novel Writing with Patti Gauch 2019

Move your novel to the next level with guidance from editor Patricia Lee Gauch. In this six-day workshop, you’ll have…
Novels
April 28 - May 2, 2019

Crafting Successful Author Visits 2019

Create and deliver an impressive school visit with our faculty by your side. School visits are a powerful way to…
Publishing
May 2 - 5, 2019

Color, Light, Line, and Texture Hands-on Workshop 2019

Come play in paint, explore collage, dive into textiles during this hands-on retreat for everyone. NO previous art experience required!…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
May 12 - 19, 2019

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

Designed for anyone with a complete or near-complete draft of a middle grade or young adult novel in fantasy or…
Novels
May 19 - 23, 2019

Filling the Writer’s Toolbox: Tools for First Lines, Voice, Character, World Building, and Revision 2019

In this workshop, renowned editor and consultant Emma D. Dryden will guide participants through proven techniques for editing and revising…
Writing Intensive
May 30 - June 2, 2019

Crafting a Picture Book Dummy with Heart and Soul: A Creative Incubator for Illustrators 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
June 9 - 13, 2019

Nuts & Bolts of Science Writing 2019

Energize readers through active fiction and nonfiction writing that shines the light on exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)…
Fiction
Nonfiction
June 14 - 16, 2019

Equity in Children’s Literature: Building Cultural Competency in Today’s Publishing Industry 2019

Begin the hard work needed to learn about and fight for representation of culture differences in children’s books and our…
Publishing
June 17 - 20, 2019

Writing First Chapter Books and Early Readers 2019

Gain understanding of the unique needs of books for children transitioning to independent readers.
Fiction
Nonfiction
June 20 - 23, 2019

PB&J: Picture Books and All That Jazz 2019

Go beyond the basics to understand the “whys” behind current picture book bestsellers. Everyone loves picture books! But writing stories…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
June 23 - 26, 2019

Writing for the Educational Market 2019

Would you like to have editors actually contacting you and asking you to write for them? Welcome to the educational…
Fiction
Nonfiction
July 7 - 12, 2019

Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship 2019

Keynotes, workshops and a creative mentor to provide one-on-one support: our Summer Camp is for any writer or illustrator who…
Novels
Picture Books
July 13 - 17, 2019

Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children & Young Adults 2019

Nonfiction matters! Publishers crave it. Teachers and librarians need it. Nonfiction connects our children to the world. Stories about real…
Nonfiction
July 17 - 20, 2019

Illustration Intensive 2019

Immerse yourself in illustration techniques and gain tools for storytelling. Explore the ever-changing children’s book market with authors, illustrators and…
For Illustrators
August 1 - 4, 2019

Your Guide to Graphic Novels 2019

Have an idea for a graphic novel or comic book? Join us to learn about the narrative style of this…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Novels
August 4 - 7, 2019

The Ins and Outs of a Picture Book and Its Many Forms 2019

The word count may be short, but the work is long. Let three celebrated picture book authors help you navigate…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
August 8 - 11, 2019

Novel Beginnings: Building Strong Foundations for Your Novel and Your Career 2019

Get feedback on your novel AND guidance about your writing career from two experienced authors with great teaching and editing…
Fiction
Novels
Publishing
September 25 - 29, 2019

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

You’ve launched your career – now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. As published writers and illustrators, how do we…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Writing Intensive
October 24 - 27, 2019

Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2019

Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell. Join…
Fiction
Nonfiction
Writing Intensive
October 18 - 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
October 21 - 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.
Fiction
October 28 - 31, 2018

Fundamental STEPS to Writing Historical Fiction 2018

Give your historical fiction novel a strong start by learning the fundamentals of this popular genre. Please check back soon…
Fiction
November 4 - 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…
Novels
November 8 - 11, 2018

Creating Picture Books with Humor and Heart : A Working Retreat

A writing-intensive workshop to prepare your picture book for submission. Two award-winning, bestselling authors, Emily Jenkins and Elise Broach, and…
November 8 - 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.
Writing Intensive
November 29 - December 3, 2018

Intensive Nonfiction Picture Book Retreat 2018

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 3 - April 11, 2019

Getting To Know Your Novel (Online Course plus Onsite Retreat) 2019

Give your novel the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with a guided…
Novels
March 8 - 15, 2019

Carolyn P. Yoder’s Alumni Retreat March 2019

A special and unusual retreat, open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Participants will come together for seven…
Fiction
Nonfiction
March 15 - 18, 2019

Symposium for Jewish Children’s Literature: Novelists and Publishing Professionals

Beyond the Holocaust & Holidays: Who Are We & What Are We Writing? Designed for established and emerging Jewish novelists…
Publishing
March 21 - 24, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Children’s Book Publishing: A Crash Course 2019

This intensive weekend is designed to give you a comprehensive look at how the children’s book publishing industry works. You…
Publishing
March 25 - 28, 2019

Self or Indie Publishing: Answering the Big Questions 2019

Considering self or indie publishing? Let us help you prepare. Thanks to advances in technology, it's easier than it's ever…
Publishing
March 31 - April 6, 2019

Novel Writing with Patti Gauch 2019

Move your novel to the next level with guidance from editor Patricia Lee Gauch. In this six-day workshop, you’ll have…
Novels
April 28 - May 2, 2019

Crafting Successful Author Visits 2019

Create and deliver an impressive school visit with our faculty by your side. School visits are a powerful way to…
Publishing
May 2 - 5, 2019

Color, Light, Line, and Texture Hands-on Workshop 2019

Come play in paint, explore collage, dive into textiles during this hands-on retreat for everyone. NO previous art experience required!…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
May 12 - 19, 2019

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

Designed for anyone with a complete or near-complete draft of a middle grade or young adult novel in fantasy or…
Novels
May 19 - 23, 2019

Filling the Writer’s Toolbox: Tools for First Lines, Voice, Character, World Building, and Revision 2019

In this workshop, renowned editor and consultant Emma D. Dryden will guide participants through proven techniques for editing and revising…
Writing Intensive
May 30 - June 2, 2019

Crafting a Picture Book Dummy with Heart and Soul: A Creative Incubator for Illustrators 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
June 9 - 13, 2019

Nuts & Bolts of Science Writing 2019

Energize readers through active fiction and nonfiction writing that shines the light on exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)…
Fiction
Nonfiction
June 14 - 16, 2019

Equity in Children’s Literature: Building Cultural Competency in Today’s Publishing Industry 2019

Begin the hard work needed to learn about and fight for representation of culture differences in children’s books and our…
Publishing
June 17 - 20, 2019

Writing First Chapter Books and Early Readers 2019

Gain understanding of the unique needs of books for children transitioning to independent readers.
Fiction
Nonfiction
June 20 - 23, 2019

PB&J: Picture Books and All That Jazz 2019

Go beyond the basics to understand the “whys” behind current picture book bestsellers. Everyone loves picture books! But writing stories…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
June 23 - 26, 2019

Writing for the Educational Market 2019

Would you like to have editors actually contacting you and asking you to write for them? Welcome to the educational…
Fiction
Nonfiction
July 7 - 12, 2019

Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship 2019

Keynotes, workshops and a creative mentor to provide one-on-one support: our Summer Camp is for any writer or illustrator who…
Novels
Picture Books
July 13 - 17, 2019

Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children & Young Adults 2019

Nonfiction matters! Publishers crave it. Teachers and librarians need it. Nonfiction connects our children to the world. Stories about real…
Nonfiction
July 17 - 20, 2019

Illustration Intensive 2019

Immerse yourself in illustration techniques and gain tools for storytelling. Explore the ever-changing children’s book market with authors, illustrators and…
For Illustrators
August 1 - 4, 2019

Your Guide to Graphic Novels 2019

Have an idea for a graphic novel or comic book? Join us to learn about the narrative style of this…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Novels
August 4 - 7, 2019

The Ins and Outs of a Picture Book and Its Many Forms 2019

The word count may be short, but the work is long. Let three celebrated picture book authors help you navigate…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
August 8 - 11, 2019

Novel Beginnings: Building Strong Foundations for Your Novel and Your Career 2019

Get feedback on your novel AND guidance about your writing career from two experienced authors with great teaching and editing…
Fiction
Novels
Publishing
September 25 - 29, 2019

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

You’ve launched your career – now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. As published writers and illustrators, how do we…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Writing Intensive
October 24 - 27, 2019

Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2019

Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell. Join…
Fiction
Nonfiction
Writing Intensive
March 15 - 18, 2019

Symposium for Jewish Children’s Literature: Novelists and Publishing Professionals

Beyond the Holocaust & Holidays: Who Are We & What Are We Writing? Designed for established and emerging Jewish novelists…
Publishing
March 21 - 24, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Children’s Book Publishing: A Crash Course 2019

This intensive weekend is designed to give you a comprehensive look at how the children’s book publishing industry works. You…
Publishing
March 25 - 28, 2019

Self or Indie Publishing: Answering the Big Questions 2019

Considering self or indie publishing? Let us help you prepare. Thanks to advances in technology, it's easier than it's ever…
Publishing
April 28 - May 2, 2019

Crafting Successful Author Visits 2019

Create and deliver an impressive school visit with our faculty by your side. School visits are a powerful way to…
Publishing
June 14 - 16, 2019

Equity in Children’s Literature: Building Cultural Competency in Today’s Publishing Industry 2019

Begin the hard work needed to learn about and fight for representation of culture differences in children’s books and our…
Publishing
August 8 - 11, 2019

Novel Beginnings: Building Strong Foundations for Your Novel and Your Career 2019

Get feedback on your novel AND guidance about your writing career from two experienced authors with great teaching and editing…
Fiction
Novels
Publishing
Sorry, no programs exist here.
October 21 - 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.
Fiction
October 28 - 31, 2018

Fundamental STEPS to Writing Historical Fiction 2018

Give your historical fiction novel a strong start by learning the fundamentals of this popular genre. Please check back soon…
Fiction
March 8 - 15, 2019

Carolyn P. Yoder’s Alumni Retreat March 2019

A special and unusual retreat, open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Participants will come together for seven…
Fiction
Nonfiction
June 9 - 13, 2019

Nuts & Bolts of Science Writing 2019

Energize readers through active fiction and nonfiction writing that shines the light on exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)…
Fiction
Nonfiction
June 17 - 20, 2019

Writing First Chapter Books and Early Readers 2019

Gain understanding of the unique needs of books for children transitioning to independent readers.
Fiction
Nonfiction
June 23 - 26, 2019

Writing for the Educational Market 2019

Would you like to have editors actually contacting you and asking you to write for them? Welcome to the educational…
Fiction
Nonfiction
August 1 - 4, 2019

Your Guide to Graphic Novels 2019

Have an idea for a graphic novel or comic book? Join us to learn about the narrative style of this…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Novels
August 8 - 11, 2019

Novel Beginnings: Building Strong Foundations for Your Novel and Your Career 2019

Get feedback on your novel AND guidance about your writing career from two experienced authors with great teaching and editing…
Fiction
Novels
Publishing
September 25 - 29, 2019

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

You’ve launched your career – now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. As published writers and illustrators, how do we…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Writing Intensive
October 24 - 27, 2019

Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2019

Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell. Join…
Fiction
Nonfiction
Writing Intensive
May 2 - 5, 2019

Color, Light, Line, and Texture Hands-on Workshop 2019

Come play in paint, explore collage, dive into textiles during this hands-on retreat for everyone. NO previous art experience required!…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
May 30 - June 2, 2019

Crafting a Picture Book Dummy with Heart and Soul: A Creative Incubator for Illustrators 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
June 20 - 23, 2019

PB&J: Picture Books and All That Jazz 2019

Go beyond the basics to understand the “whys” behind current picture book bestsellers. Everyone loves picture books! But writing stories…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
July 17 - 20, 2019

Illustration Intensive 2019

Immerse yourself in illustration techniques and gain tools for storytelling. Explore the ever-changing children’s book market with authors, illustrators and…
For Illustrators
August 1 - 4, 2019

Your Guide to Graphic Novels 2019

Have an idea for a graphic novel or comic book? Join us to learn about the narrative style of this…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Novels
August 4 - 7, 2019

The Ins and Outs of a Picture Book and Its Many Forms 2019

The word count may be short, but the work is long. Let three celebrated picture book authors help you navigate…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
September 25 - 29, 2019

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

You’ve launched your career – now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. As published writers and illustrators, how do we…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Writing Intensive
October 18 - 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
November 29 - December 3, 2018

Intensive Nonfiction Picture Book Retreat 2018

This intensive nonfiction picture book retreat is open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Join Carolyn Yoder, senior…
Nonfiction
Picture Books
March 8 - 15, 2019

Carolyn P. Yoder’s Alumni Retreat March 2019

A special and unusual retreat, open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Participants will come together for seven…
Fiction
Nonfiction
June 9 - 13, 2019

Nuts & Bolts of Science Writing 2019

Energize readers through active fiction and nonfiction writing that shines the light on exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)…
Fiction
Nonfiction
June 17 - 20, 2019

Writing First Chapter Books and Early Readers 2019

Gain understanding of the unique needs of books for children transitioning to independent readers.
Fiction
Nonfiction
June 23 - 26, 2019

Writing for the Educational Market 2019

Would you like to have editors actually contacting you and asking you to write for them? Welcome to the educational…
Fiction
Nonfiction
July 13 - 17, 2019

Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children & Young Adults 2019

Nonfiction matters! Publishers crave it. Teachers and librarians need it. Nonfiction connects our children to the world. Stories about real…
Nonfiction
October 24 - 27, 2019

Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2019

Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell. Join…
Fiction
Nonfiction
Writing Intensive
November 4 - 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…
Novels
January 3 - April 11, 2019

Getting To Know Your Novel (Online Course plus Onsite Retreat) 2019

Give your novel the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with a guided…
Novels
March 31 - April 6, 2019

Novel Writing with Patti Gauch 2019

Move your novel to the next level with guidance from editor Patricia Lee Gauch. In this six-day workshop, you’ll have…
Novels
May 12 - 19, 2019

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

Designed for anyone with a complete or near-complete draft of a middle grade or young adult novel in fantasy or…
Novels
July 7 - 12, 2019

Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship 2019

Keynotes, workshops and a creative mentor to provide one-on-one support: our Summer Camp is for any writer or illustrator who…
Novels
Picture Books
August 1 - 4, 2019

Your Guide to Graphic Novels 2019

Have an idea for a graphic novel or comic book? Join us to learn about the narrative style of this…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Novels
August 8 - 11, 2019

Novel Beginnings: Building Strong Foundations for Your Novel and Your Career 2019

Get feedback on your novel AND guidance about your writing career from two experienced authors with great teaching and editing…
Fiction
Novels
Publishing
November 29 - December 3, 2018

Intensive Nonfiction Picture Book Retreat 2018

This intensive nonfiction picture book retreat is open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Join Carolyn Yoder, senior…
Nonfiction
Picture Books
May 2 - 5, 2019

Color, Light, Line, and Texture Hands-on Workshop 2019

Come play in paint, explore collage, dive into textiles during this hands-on retreat for everyone. NO previous art experience required!…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
May 30 - June 2, 2019

Crafting a Picture Book Dummy with Heart and Soul: A Creative Incubator for Illustrators 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
June 20 - 23, 2019

PB&J: Picture Books and All That Jazz 2019

Go beyond the basics to understand the “whys” behind current picture book bestsellers. Everyone loves picture books! But writing stories…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
July 7 - 12, 2019

Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship 2019

Keynotes, workshops and a creative mentor to provide one-on-one support: our Summer Camp is for any writer or illustrator who…
Novels
Picture Books
August 4 - 7, 2019

The Ins and Outs of a Picture Book and Its Many Forms 2019

The word count may be short, but the work is long. Let three celebrated picture book authors help you navigate…
For Illustrators
Picture Books
Sorry, no programs exist here.
November 8 - 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.
Writing Intensive
May 19 - 23, 2019

Filling the Writer’s Toolbox: Tools for First Lines, Voice, Character, World Building, and Revision 2019

In this workshop, renowned editor and consultant Emma D. Dryden will guide participants through proven techniques for editing and revising…
Writing Intensive
September 25 - 29, 2019

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

You’ve launched your career – now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. As published writers and illustrators, how do we…
Fiction
For Illustrators
Writing Intensive
October 24 - 27, 2019

Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, A Mashup 2019

Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell. Join…
Fiction
Nonfiction
Writing Intensive