Conferences and Classes

Where I Am Speaking/Teaching in 2016 and 2017

This page lists conferences, workshops, and online events where I will be speaking, critiquing, or otherwise taking part. Events for the coming year, with links to web sites if available, are included. I update this page as needed.

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Ongoing: Revision tutorials co-taught with Eileen Robinson via email: On location workshops with both of us.


September 21-November 30, Wednesday 8 PM Eastern, except holidays: weekly online class on "Revising and Reshaping Your Novel or Chapter Book," a Kid's Book Revisions event.

October 21-23: Minnesota SCBWI. I'll be giving a keynote and an intensive on revising and re-imagining your PB, plus doing critiques. Registration and more information.

November 10-13: Crash Course in Children's Book Publishing at the Highlights Foundation, Honesdale PA. This continues our new expanded program, with writing fundamentals, over 3 days. Details and registration via the link.


February 15-April 5: Revising and Reimagining Your Picture Book Manuscript, a weekly online class via Kid's Book Revisions. Details to come, and registration to open in January.

March 21-24: KBR Alumni Retreat at the Highlights Foundation.

March 24-26: Crash Course in Children's Book Publishing at the Highlights Foundation.

April 28-30: New England SCBWI, Springfield MA. Details to come: I will definitely be doing career consultations.

August 5-9: Kid's Book Revision Retreat, at the Highlights Foundation outside Honesdale, PA. Registration is open!

October 4-8: Marin County (CA) Writing Retreat. Details to come.

October 18-20: West Central NY SCBWI Weekend Retreat. Details to come.

Other events to come, including more workshops and conferences.

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