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
July 31 - August 4, 2019

Revision Retreat 2019

All writers need to revise, wherever they are on their journey: this workshop will show you how and give you…
Nonfiction
Novels
Picture Books
Writing Intensive
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
August 11 - 17, 2019

The Whole Novel Workshop August 2019

Revise and polish your novel in preparation for submission. Focused attention in an intimate setting makes this mentorship program one…
Novels
August 17 - 24, 2019

Carolyn P. Yoder’s Alumni Retreat August 2019

A special and unusual retreat, open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Participants will come together for seven…
Writing Intensive
September 5 - 8, 2019

Writing Retreat for Jewish Kidlit Authors! 2019

Overview The Fall Jewish Writer’s Retreat will be a mostly unstructured four-day writing retreat for Jewish Children’s Literature writers. The…
Unworkshop
September 13 - 15, 2019

Diversity Fellowship in Children’s Literature 2019-2020

Overview The Diversity Fellowship in Children’s Literature is a 24-month professional development and mentorship program for People of Color and…
Essential Conversations
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 LGBTQ+ 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
November 7 - 10, 2019

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

Overview Voice is the novel’s storyteller, the inroad to character, the guide to the narrative, the road inward as well…
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
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
July 31 - August 4, 2019

Revision Retreat 2019

All writers need to revise, wherever they are on their journey: this workshop will show you how and give you…
Nonfiction
Novels
Picture Books
Writing Intensive
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
August 11 - 17, 2019

The Whole Novel Workshop August 2019

Revise and polish your novel in preparation for submission. Focused attention in an intimate setting makes this mentorship program one…
Novels
August 17 - 24, 2019

Carolyn P. Yoder’s Alumni Retreat August 2019

A special and unusual retreat, open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Participants will come together for seven…
Writing Intensive
September 5 - 8, 2019

Writing Retreat for Jewish Kidlit Authors! 2019

Overview The Fall Jewish Writer’s Retreat will be a mostly unstructured four-day writing retreat for Jewish Children’s Literature writers. The…
Unworkshop
September 13 - 15, 2019

Diversity Fellowship in Children’s Literature 2019-2020

Overview The Diversity Fellowship in Children’s Literature is a 24-month professional development and mentorship program for People of Color and…
Essential Conversations
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 LGBTQ+ 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
November 7 - 10, 2019

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

Overview Voice is the novel’s storyteller, the inroad to character, the guide to the narrative, the road inward as well…
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
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
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 LGBTQ+ 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
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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

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
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 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
July 31 - August 4, 2019

Revision Retreat 2019

All writers need to revise, wherever they are on their journey: this workshop will show you how and give you…
Nonfiction
Novels
Picture Books
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 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
July 31 - August 4, 2019

Revision Retreat 2019

All writers need to revise, wherever they are on their journey: this workshop will show you how and give you…
Nonfiction
Novels
Picture Books
Writing Intensive
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
August 11 - 17, 2019

The Whole Novel Workshop August 2019

Revise and polish your novel in preparation for submission. Focused attention in an intimate setting makes this mentorship program one…
Novels
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 Voice is the novel’s storyteller, the inroad to character, the guide to the narrative, the road inward as well…
Novels
Writing Intensive
July 31 - August 4, 2019

Revision Retreat 2019

All writers need to revise, wherever they are on their journey: this workshop will show you how and give you…
Nonfiction
Novels
Picture Books
Writing Intensive
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 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 LGBTQ+ 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
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
July 31 - August 4, 2019

Revision Retreat 2019

All writers need to revise, wherever they are on their journey: this workshop will show you how and give you…
Nonfiction
Novels
Picture Books
Writing Intensive
August 17 - 24, 2019

Carolyn P. Yoder’s Alumni Retreat August 2019

A special and unusual retreat, open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Participants will come together for seven…
Writing Intensive
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 Voice is the novel’s storyteller, the inroad to character, the guide to the narrative, the road inward as well…
Novels
Writing Intensive