Conferences, Workshops & Retreats
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The following is a list of conferences and workshop retreats offered for writers across the country. Conferences are listed first, chronologically, and retreats follow.
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Tips for Conference SCBWI Conference Newbies, Second Timers, plus a challenge for Many Timers
Ask the Agent: Do You Need to Go to Writing Conferences?
On SCBWI, Advice for Authors and Illustrators
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Jane's Guide to Getting the Most Our of a Writers Conference
SCBWI Events Calendar- Workshops, conferences, retreats and regional events. We do not list the individual regional SCBWI conferences on this page.
Craft Writers' Workshops/Retreats not limited to kid lit
College Kid Lit Conferences -listing of children's literature conferences around the country
What are the Great Children's Literature Writing Retreats?
Retreats & Writing Workshops (a great list)
July 11-17, 2021 Master Skills Workshop with Editor Patti Gauch and Author Gary D Schmidt - Former editorial director of Philomel Books Patti Gauch and ward-winning MG & YA author Gary Schmidt will do a deep dive into writing novels for children. Online and in person component is available. (Lexington, MI)
Oct 8-10 Big Sur Children's Writer's Workshop at Cape Cod Join small, intensive writing workshops with two industry professionals organized by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Larger panel discussions with agents and editors also included. (Cape Cod, MA)
Dec. 3-5 Big Sur Children's Writer's Workshop Join small, intensive writing workshops with two industry professionals organized by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Larger panel discussions with agents and editors also included. (Big Sur, CA)