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.
Tips for Attending the Summer Conference
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
Seven Tips for Your Next Writers' Conference
Jane's Guide to Getting the Most Our of a Writers Conference
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)
An anonymous donor has graciously offered to pay for one writer's registration fee for the Andrea Brown Literary Agency's 2022 Big Sur on Cape Cod Children’s Writers Workshop being held May 20 – 22. The fee includes - four critique group meetings, all panel discussions, two-night stay, Friday and Saturday dinner and Saturday lunch.
It does not include transportation, breakfast or drinks.
If interested, in a separate email, attach (in WORD) either one PB or three pages of your MG or YA, along with: (1) Name, (2) Address, (3) Phone #, (4) Date of birth, (5) Gross annual household income, and (6) A short statement of intent. Send to Lisa (at) bigsurchildrenswriters (dot) com. deadline: March 11, 2022.
Up to 20 participants will be invited to participate in the program, including group discussions of manuscripts in progress. ($100, Austin, TX, possibly virtual)