Workshops

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May 19 - 24, 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
June 27 - 30, 2019

Native Creators’ Summer Retreat 2019

A retreat for Native American book creators writing for and about children.
Essential Conversations
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 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

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 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

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 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