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August 2015
$245/members; $275/nonmembers

Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel Intensive class begins at Grub Street

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Do you have a great idea for a middle grade or young adult novel but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re well on your way, but lately, your manuscript has become a flabby mass of pages? Either way, this course will whip that novel into shape. During the five days of class, we will focus on the elements of craft necessary to drive a book-length MG/YA narrative (whether in prose or verse): from characterization to voice, structure to…

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$205/members; $225/non-members

Picture Book Intensive class begins at Grub Street

August 10 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Do you have great idea for a picture book but have never written for this market? Or maybe you’re well on your way, but your result seems more like a short story? Either way, this course will help you whip that picture book manuscript into shape. During the four days of class, we will cover the essentials of picture book writing including format and storyboarding; language and rhythm; character and emotion arc; tension and plot. We will read from a…

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October 2015
$75/conference with author luncheon

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival

October 3 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Concordia University,
800 N. Columbia
Seward, NE 68434 United States
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Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival 20th Annual Conference at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska Saturday, October 3, 2015, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Concordia University campus 800 N. Columbia Seward, NE  68434 Register online at www.cune.edu/plumcreek FEATURING: Andrew Clements, Carmen Deedy, Denise Fleming, Steven Kellogg, Eric Litwin, Peter Lourie, Jerry Pallotta, Richard Peck and Janet Stevens. All authors will be giving hour-long presentations during the 5-session conference. Literacy experts Debbie Diller, Peggy Albers, Tina Gradel-Tingwald, Dr. Jean Lukesh, Annette Oliver,…

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