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.


June-August: "Revising and Re-Imagining Your Picture Book Manuscript" Summer School, online. A self-guided course with videos, activities, handouts, resources. We also provide a critique option, homework, and questions answered, from Kid's Book Revisions.

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 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 to be released in August.

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.

Other events to come, including more workshops and conferences. I am already taking bookings for 2018 and will post dates soon.

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