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When Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers started, I (and many other talented people) worked hard to make this a conference that people would love to attend. And we have seen many success stories.
Our number one goal? Help you become the best writer you can become. Yes, publication is important and we want that. Nothing is more exciting than finding out an attendee has sold a book or gotten an agent or both! But our number one goal has always been to teach people to write well. The Assistants and I have spoken about how this conference is like a mini-MFA—at a fraction of the cost—with the goal of publication becoming a reality for more and more who attend.
Look over the website. Let us know if you have questions. Join us this year if you can. Stay for a mini-workshop—for the afternoons or join in on a morning class. We're excited to share this adventure with you—your dream of becoming the best writer you can become—your dream of getting published.
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Morning Workshops Include All Afternoon Sessions
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Workshop Faculty
Picture Book Ken Baker
Middle Grade Shawn Stout
The Lab (Middle of the Novel) Cheri Pray Earl
Novel Carol Lynch Williams
Novel A E Cannon
Advanced Cynthia Leitich Smith
Advanced Greg Leitich Smith
Writer's Boot Camp J Scott Savage
Full Novel Lisa Mangum
Mini Workshops Include the Afternoon Sessions for the Day
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Day Workshop Faculty
Monday Emily Wing Smith
Tuesday Sherry Meidell
Wednesday Brodi Ashton
Thursday Jennifer Nielsen
Friday Ann Dee Ellis
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James Dashner Keynote
Kristin Ostby Simon & Schuster
John Cusick The Greenhouse Literary Agency
Michelle Witte Mansion Street Literary Mgmt
Amy Jameson (Tues. Only) A+B Works Literary Agency
Registration Price
Morning Workshop $545.00
Afternoon Sessions $105.00
Writer's Boot Camp $745.00
Full Novel $1045.00
Mini Workshops $110.00*