Conferences and Classes

Where I Am Speaking/Teaching in 2015 and 2016

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.


August 15-19: 4th Annual Kid's Book Revision Retreat. FULL. Work on your manuscript and learn techniques you can use in the future. At the Highlights Foundation, Honesdale PA.

September 11-13: Long Weekend Revision Mini-Retreat with Western/Central Upstate NY SCBWI.

September 24-27: Crash Course in Children's Book Publishing at the Highlights Foundation, Honesdale PA. New expanded format--in addition to a comprehensive introduction to the business of children's book publishing, author Jo Knowles is joining us to teach writing fundamentals.

October 16-18: SCBWI Southern Breeze conference, including "Editing without an Editor" intensive, Birmingham, AL.


April 15-16: Boise, Idaho (SCBWI conference). Details to come.

September 22-25: Tentatively scheduled. Details to come.

Other events to come, including more workshops and conferences.

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