Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

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Getting Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel Unstuck: An On Demand Online Workshop

Online Course Info: Whether you’ve jotted down ideas for a novel but can’t get your story off the ground, you’re stuck in the middle of a draft with no idea of where to go next, or you’ve written most of the book but can’t figure out the ending, this course is designed to help you […]

On Demand

Meditations for Writers & Illustrators: An On Demand Course

Online Course Info: This is an "on demand" course consisting of 12 pre-recorded, guided meditations and a 12-page meditation guide. Your registration includes a pdf of the meditation guide and six-months of access to the 12 videos included in this package. What You'll Learn: Laurie Calkhoven uses meditation at every stage of her writing process, […]

September 15, 2020 - October 15, 2020

Latinx Writers: A Virtual Symposium 2020

Online Symposium Info: This virtual workshop, an entry in our "Essential Conversations" series, is an in-community intensive experience for Latinx writers. Each week there will be: A LIVE Zoom session with lectures, panels, interviews and open Q&A's. A pre-recorded lecture followed by craft exercises. A small group roundtable where writers will come together to share […]

September 16, 2020 - October 21, 2020

Exploring Limitations and Liberations of Writing Novels in Verse and Novels in Vignettes 2020

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Also, check out our other online poetry courses: Find Your Poetry Muse: A Seven Week Creative Journey October 5-November 20 The Craft and Heart of Poetry: A Virtual Event for Poets October 13-24 Creating an Image System That Works […]

September 21, 2020 - September 24, 2020

Online Master Class with Patricia Lee Gauch: Feelings 2020

Please note: this workshop is full. Please click here to be added to the waiting list. Online Course Info: This master class with renowned editor Patricia Lee Gauch features daily lectures and close mentoring. Online Workshop Participant Cap: 10 students. What You'll Learn & Experience: With Patricia Lee Gauch at your side, this master class […]

September 24, 2020 - September 28, 2020

Unworkshop September 24 - 28, 2020

Our Retreat Center is now open for Unworkshops! To make sure that your retreat is a safe one, we have enhanced our cleaning protocols by following CDC, WHO, local health authorities and leading hotel industry best practices and guidelines. You can find out details of our campus protocols here. Unworkshop: your own private retreat in […]

September 24, 2020 - November 12, 2020

So You Want to be an Author/Illustrator? Online Course Sept-Nov 2020

Online Course Info: This is an eight-week online, hands-on workshop featuring: Live Zoom sessions with faculty for lessons and assignment check-ins Pre-recorded lectures and learning materials Structured practice, creative, and revision assignments to move you toward a finished picture book dummy (mock-up) Peer critique A faculty critique of your finished picture book dummy if you […]

October 01, 2020 - October 05, 2020

Unworkshop October 1 - 5, 2020

Our Retreat Center is now open for Unworkshops! To make sure that your retreat is a safe one, we have enhanced our cleaning protocols by following CDC, WHO, local health authorities and leading hotel industry best practices and guidelines. You can find out details of our campus protocols here. Unworkshop: your own private retreat in […]

October 01, 2020 - November 02, 2020

Filling the Writer's Toolbox With Editor Emma Dryden Online Workshop 2020

Online Course Info: This month-long online workshop will help you prepare your manuscript for submission under the guidance of renowned editor Emma Dryden. It features LIVE Zoom sessions, live roundtable critiques, pre-recorded videos, office hours, writing exercises, private pitch consultations, and an interview with an agent and editor. Throughout the course you will have multiple […]

October 05, 2020 - November 20, 2020

Find Your Poetry Muse: A Seven Week Creative Journey Online Course 2020

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Online Course Info: This is a seven-week online course that features Monday LIVE Zoom guided workshops with sample poems, writing prompts, Q&A, and weekly assignments. On Fridays, there will be another LIVE session, for group workshopping of poems. If […]

October 05, 2020 - October 30, 2020

Dismantling the Kaleidoscope: Essential Conversations in Kidlit, A Virtual Symposium 2020

Online Symposium Info: "Kaleidoscope" translates from Greek to mean 'beautiful form to see'. What do those forms look like when we dismantle and deconstruct? In this month-long symposium, attendees will deconstruct colonial thinking processes using youth literature. Through pre-recorded videos and live discussions, we’ll talk about misrepresentations in books and we'll develop action plans for […]

October 07, 2020 - December 09, 2020

Crash Course in Children's Publishing: Everything You Need to Know - Online Course 2020

Online Course Info: This is a ten-week online course featuring live sessions with faculty, pre-recorded lectures, writing exercises, community interaction, goal-setting and a 1:1 consultation with faculty. You can watch some previews of the course here: Ta-DAA! Acquisition! Design & Illustration More Kinds of Picture Books Join Us Online To: Understand how the children’s book […]

October 12, 2020 - October 15, 2020

Unworkshop October 12 - 15, 2020

Our Retreat Center is now open for Unworkshops! To make sure that your retreat is a safe one, we have enhanced our cleaning protocols by following CDC, WHO, local health authorities and leading hotel industry best practices and guidelines. You can find out details of our campus protocols here. Unworkshop: your own private retreat in […]

October 13, 2020 - October 19, 2020

Picture Book Revision-Mini Online Course: A Two-Pack Bundle 2020

Self-Revision and Reflection in Two Parts with Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Anne Marie Pace Agents, editors, critique groups, conferences....there are so many places writers go to get editorial feedback on a manuscript. But at all times, YOU are your books' first and most important editor. So, what skills do you need to revise your work? How […]

October 13, 2020 - October 24, 2020

The Craft and Heart of Poetry: A Virtual Event for Poets 2020

Online Course Info: Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard take their annual poetry workshop online! Immerse yourself in writing poetry and working on your craft during two weeks of LIVE Zoom sessions, writing exercises, assignments,small group poem workshopping, 1:1 consultations and a presentation/Q&A from Wordsong editor Rebecca Davis. Online Workshop Participant Cap: 20 students. What […]

October 15, 2020 - October 19, 2020

Unworkshop October 15 - 19, 2020

Our Retreat Center is now open for Unworkshops! To make sure that your retreat is a safe one, we have enhanced our cleaning protocols by following CDC, WHO, local health authorities and leading hotel industry best practices and guidelines. You can find out details of our campus protocols here. Unworkshop: your own private retreat in […]

October 21, 2020 - October 24, 2020

Master Class in Illustration: Narrative Picture-Making 2020

Online Workshop Info: This 4-day virtual intensive will explore the elements of storytelling through drawing, experimentation, and problem solving with picture making materials. There will be LIVE Zoom presentations and demos from faculty and special guests; small-group and faculty portfolio review; assignments; resources and a daily Open Work Suite where artists can come and create […]

October 22, 2020 - October 26, 2020

Unworkshop October 22 - 26, 2020

Our Retreat Center is now open for Unworkshops! To make sure that your retreat is a safe one, we have enhanced our cleaning protocols by following CDC, WHO, local health authorities and leading hotel industry best practices and guidelines. You can find out details of our campus protocols here. Unworkshop: your own private retreat in […]

October 25, 2020 - October 31, 2020

Novel Writing with Patti Gauch 2020

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Join Us To: Move your novel to the next level working one-to-one with editor Patricia Lee Gauch. What You'll Learn: Writing a novel is, like many of life’s challenges, a journey, through ideas, through beginnings and middles and ends. […]

October 28, 2020 - November 25, 2020

Creating an Image System That Works for Your Verse Novel Online Course 2020

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Online Course Info: This is a five-week online workshop that features weekly Wednesday LIVE Zoom lectures (at 7 pm Eastern), discussions, writing exercises, pre-recorded lectures and roundtable sessions. Online Workshop Participant Cap: 14 students. What You'll Learn & Experience: […]

November 10, 2020 - November 11, 2020

World Building: Construct Real and Fantastical Worlds with Tracey Baptiste, a 2-Day Intensive (Nov)

Online Course Info: A well-developed world is an essential component to every story--short fiction through novels. Join Tracey Baptiste as she showcases rich mentor texts like THE SERPENT’S SECRET, DREAD NATION, THE BELLES, and more for a two-day intensive in world-building. In small groups, participants will read and reflect on texts centered on time, people, […]

November 12, 2020 - November 16, 2020

Unworkshop November 12 -16, 2020

Our Retreat Center is now open for Unworkshops! To make sure that your retreat is a safe one, we have enhanced our cleaning protocols by following CDC, WHO, local health authorities and leading hotel industry best practices and guidelines. You can find out details of our campus protocols here. Unworkshop: your own private retreat in […]

November 20, 2020 - November 22, 2020

Creating Nonfiction Picture Books for Children in a Changing World 2020

Online Course Info: This virtual program will bring nonfiction picture book writers and illustrators together to discuss the craft of creating books that resonate with the needs of today's children. Writers and illustrators will learn tips for opening themselves to creativity, as well as the foundations of nonfiction research and responsible representation. Online Workshop Participant […]

December 08, 2020 - December 09, 2020

World Building: Construct Real and Fantastical Worlds with Tracey Baptiste, a Two-Day Intensive (Dec)

Online Course Info: A well-developed world is an essential component to every story--short fiction through novels. Join Tracey Baptiste as she showcases rich mentor texts like THE SERPENT’S SECRET, DREAD NATION, THE BELLES, and more for a two-day intensive in world-building. In small groups, participants will read and reflect on texts centered on time, people, […]

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