Conferences and Classes

Where I Am Speaking/Teaching in 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.


April 9: Kweli Journal Annual Children's Book Writers Conference, Scandinavia House, New York City.

April 15-16: 8th Annual Idaho Conference on Youth and Children's Literature and Writing, Boise, Idaho. SCBWI conference.

April 29-31: New England SCBWI conference, Springfield, MA. I will be giving a picture book workshop and providing career consultations.

July 29-August 1: LA SCBWI conference, Los Angeles. Details to come.

August 13-17: Kid's Book Revision Retreat, at the Highlights Foundation outside Honesdale, PA.

October 21-23: Minnesota SCBWI. Details to come.

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 to come.

Other events to come, including more workshops and conferences.

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