Workshops and Events

Lola Schaefer is a children's book author


On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the first-ever nErDcampGA will be open its doors to teachers and librarians at Freeman’s Mill Elementary School in Lawrenceville, GA. An impressive line-up of authors and illustrators will be present all day long, offering conversations on authentic reading and writing practices. Some of the talent that will be in attendance that day: Jeff Anderson, Aimee Buckner, R. Gregory Christie, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Lisa Eickholdt, Shelli Johannes, Erin Estrada Kelly, Heather Montgomery, Lola M. Schaefer, Laurel Snyder, and more.Watch Lola’s fb and twitter feeds for additional information.

Registration for this free event will open on March 1, 2018 on


Picture Book Intensive Workshops

Hello writers,

In the future, I will be glad to meet with people who are serious about writing picture books (either character-driven fiction or informational) for a three-day intensive at Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge. Each private workshop will only have 2, 3, or 4 attendees. During this time, we will carefully examine award-winning picture books, discuss how to hone in on a marketable idea, practice craft elements, draft, revise, revise, revise until participants leave with a substantive manuscript, or perhaps, a completed script. During informal moments, such as meals, we will discuss the industry and submissions.

Interested parties need to email me with their intention to participate. Expenses will include a lodge room or cabin at Amicalola Falls State Park, your meals, and a workshop stipend.

Click here to email me an inquiry.