Writer's Workshops

  • A Day for Writers of Children’s Books
    Various

    Wordworks (provide link to the Wordworks page at Voices) is a writers’ intensive – a day devoted to beginning and seasoned writers alike. Editor and writer sessions will offer instruction and guidance to participants so they can craft more marketable manuscripts for the children’s market. Listen as New York editor Anne Hoppe explains the history of children’s publishing as well as how the unique blend of text and illustration create outstanding picture books. Select from workshops on novel, picture book, or information writing. Sign-up for a manuscript critique.

  • Voices in Children's Literature: The Decisions Behind an Author’s Words
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Join us in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, November 8, 2008 for a day of insight, inspiration and information. Listen while Author’s Reader’s Theater (provide a link to their site here) entertains with excerpts from their most popular novels. Join Kathi Appelt, (another link) Susan Spain, (another link) April Pulley Sayre (another link) and Lola Schaefer as they take you behind the books, behind the words to a place where reader and writer meet.

    8 November 2008 (All day)
  • Picture Book Perfect
    Amicalola Falls State Park

    Join author Lola M. Schaefer for a weekend devoted to your writing. Picture Book Perfect is a three –day workshop designed to give you the skills and practice to plan, write, and revise marketable picture books.

    9 January 2009 (All day) - 11 January 2009 (All day)
  • Plotting for Success : Writing for the Children's Market
    Amicalola Falls State Park

    Join author Lola M. Schaefer for a summer workshop devoted to your writing. Plotting for Success is a three–day workshop designed to give you the skills and practice to plan, write, and revise marketable picture books, easy readers or middle grade novels (please, no poetry collections or YA novels).

    8 June 2009 (All day) - 11 June 2009 (All day)
  • Picture Book Perfect
    Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge

    Picture Book Perfect is a workshop designed to help you:

    • - focus your picture book concept or plot
    • - write a first draft
    • - revise your picture book for word choice, pacing, format, show, don’t tell
      and audience
    • - familiarize yourself with the current market, and submit your work professionally.

    If you want to write, or are in the middle of writing, a concept, nonfiction or character-driven picture book, this workshop can help you hone your skills.

    Dates and Times:

    8 January 2010 (All day) - 10 January 2010 (All day)
  • Learn About The Children’s Book Industry
    Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge

    Topics will be:
    length of manuscripts
    format of manuscripts
    cover letters
    query letters
    submitting etiquette
    how to find the editor for you
    how to find the agent for you
    writing and illustrating a picture book
    contracts
    print runs
    the myths of the industry
    writing conferences
    writing retreats
    how to manage your writing time
    Q & A

    5 March 2011 (All day)
  • 2014 Amicalola Picture Book Writers's Retreat
    Amicolola Falls State Park, Dawsonville, GA

    The 2014 retreat will be from June 19 to June 22! For more information on the 2014 Amicalola Picture Book Writers's Retreat click here.

    For accommodations, visit the Amicalola Falls State Park Website.

    19 June 2014 (All day) - 22 June 2014 (All day)
  • 2014 Picture Book Intensive
    Indianapolis, IN
    4 August 2014 (All day) - 5 August 2014 (All day)