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.

Dotted line

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


October 3, 10, 17, 31, November 7 and 14, and December 5: 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 registration link--early registration discount and other incentives available through August 31.

October 12-15: Better Books Workshop. I join Emma Dryden and others in this craft-based mini-retreat for writers of novels.

October 20-22: West/Central NY SCBWI Picture Book Revision Mini-Retreat. Details and registration.


February 9 and 10: Western WA SCBWI in Seattle. Revision workshop, monthly meeting Q&A time, manuscript critiques and consultations. Details to come.

March 3: Central Ohio SCBWI in Columbus. All-day revision workshop. Details to come.

April 28 and 29: Eastern PA SCBWI. Retreat. Details to come.

Early August: KBR Revision Retreat at the Highlights Foundation in the Poconos. Details to come.

Other events to come, including more workshops and conferences.

The Purple Crayon