Conferences and Classes

Where I Am Speaking/Teaching in 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.


April 21-23: New England SCBWI 2017 Conference, Springfield MA. "Revising Your Picture Book Manuscript" (full), plus career consultations.

June-July: Picture Book Summer School, online. A self-guided course with a critique option, homework, and questions answered, from Kid's Book Revisions. Details to be announced soon.

June 10: Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsie, NY. "Reader's Response and Revision Tools: Theory and Practice" and critiques.

June 16-17: Orlando Mid-Year Workshop, Orlando, FL. As one of several craft-focused workshops, "Novels in Verse" with Alma Fullerton, and critiques.

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

October-December: Via Kid's Book Revisions, "Revising Your Novel or Chapter Book," online. A weekly online class exploring revision methods, with critiques, homework, and all questions answered. Details and dates to be announced soon.

October 12-15: Better Books Workshop. Harold joins Emma Dryden and others in this craft-based workshop.

October 20-22: West/Central NY SCBWI Weekend Retreat. Details to come.

Other events to come, including more workshops and conferences.

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