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April 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Personal Retreats 3+ Nights Inquiry

Imagine your own private retreat in a picturesque setting – currently just $575 for a three night stay with all meals and amenities included! We believe all writers and artists can benefit from the gift of time: time to create and time to dream. That’s why we developed a program that gives you the opportunity to create your own retreat. In a “Personal Retreat,” time […]

December 06, 2022 - December 08, 2022

Picture Book Revision: A Two-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: You are your book's first and most important editor. Join prolific picture book authors Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Anne Marie Pace for this short course filled with revision techniques for picture book writers. A Two-Night Mini Online Course Tuesday, December 6, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm Eastern) Thursday, December 8, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm Eastern) Webinar-style program with […]

December 09, 2022 - December 11, 2022

Start Now: Plotting Your 2023 MG or YA Novel

Online Weekend Intensive Gearing up to work on a middle grade or young adult novel in 2023? Then join authors Sona Charaipotra, Dante Medema, and guest Trisha Tobias to set goals and build the roadmap to your finished draft, with an eye toward the business of publishing.  This online weekend intensive will include presentations, small […]

December 12, 2022 - December 14, 2022

Advanced Picture Book Revision Techniques: A Two-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: Join prolific picture book author Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen for this short course to advance your picture book manuscript and satisfy the most discerning readers in the market! A Two-Night Mini Online Course Monday, December 12, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm Eastern) Wednesday, December 14, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm Eastern) Webinar-style program with closed captioning available and limited interaction […]

January 14, 2023 - January 21, 2023

Diving Into Picture Books: Format, Structure, and Practice

OVERVIEW: A Short Intensive Online Course Thinking about writing a picture book, but don’t know where to start? Already started a picture book and feeling stuck? Join author Nikki Shannon Smith to kickstart your picture book project, with an overview of picture book formats and structures, plus strategies for idea implementation, drafting, and revising. This […]

January 23, 2023 - January 25, 2023

Non-Traditional Picture Book Structure (A Two-Night Mini Course)

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Mini Online Course Picture book journeys aren’t one size fits all, and that’s a good thing! Join children’s book author Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and literary agent Rachel Orr to celebrate alternative approaches to picture book structures. This program is a great fit if you’re looking for a short course of two, 75-minute […]

January 26, 2023 - January 26, 2023

Read Like a Writer (A One-Night Mini Course)

OVERVIEW: A One-Night Mini Online Course Writers fill their wells with stories: stories from the everyday happenings around them, and stories from fellow writers. Middle grade author Eric Bell asks, "Do you read like a writer?" We invite beginning writers to join Eric for a fun, webinar-style class on ways to improve your writing through […]

January 31, 2023 - February 02, 2023

Giving and Receiving Feedback on Novels (A Two-Night Mini Course)

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Novelists need feedback on their work to deepen revisions and enrich characters, plot, and pacing. In this course, novelists and real-life feedback partners Diana Ma and Christina Scheuer dig into the fundamentals of giving and receiving feedback, and explore how creating relationships and participating in reciprocal feedback cycles can […]

February 09, 2023 - February 23, 2023

Begin Your Chapter Book, Middle Grade, or YA Novel

OVERVIEW Quite often, issues with a story in progress can be traced back to its beginning. In this course, Alicia D. Williams, Erin Dionne, and Chris Tebbetts will explore how your first pages and early choices can kickstart your chapter book, middle grade novel, or young adult novel, and help you navigate the rest of the […]

September 28, 2023 - October 01, 2023

Native Creatives: An In-Community Retreat

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night, In-Community Retreat “Time with fellow Native creatives helps sustain me along this author’s journey. I look forward to a weekend together to share our stories, write, create art, and talk practically about how we navigate the publishing industry.” —Traci Sorell (Cherokee Nation) This in-community retreat is for Native writers and illustrators with host Traci Sorell and special guests, author […]

On Demand

Getting Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel Unstuck: On-Demand 2022

OVERVIEW: Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course 7 pre-recorded online sessions you can access on-demand for up to 6 months from the date of your registration. A 20-minute Zoom call with Erin or Chris after you register. Optional monthly office hours on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-8pm EST for up to 6 months from […]

On Demand

Seize the Reader: Writing for Emotional Impact, An On Demand Online Course

OVERVIEW: Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course Included are 4 pre-recorded online sessions you can access on-demand for up to 6 months from the date of your registration Access to live Community Office Hours, the first Monday of each month at noon Eastern where you can meet with faculty Jennifer Jacobson for questions and interaction. Imagine your […]

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Picture Book A to Z: CHARACTER, An On-Demand Online Course

OVERVIEW: Whether your picture book is character-driven or plot-driven, character anchors the story. This on-demand course is designed to give you tools and knowledge to develop strong characters that your readers will love. Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course Five chapters of prepared online lessons that you can access on-demand for up to 6 months from the […]

On Demand

Picture Book A to Z: PLOTTING, An On-Demand Online Course

OVERVIEW: Take this deep, deep dive into picture book structure with lessons on each letter of the “Picture Book Alphabet” designed by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. This on-demand course is designed to give you tools and knowledge to plot your picture books with care. Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course Included are five chapters prepared online lessons that you […]

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