Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 June Conference


We are thrilled to announce our upcoming conference will be June 10, 2017 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Poughkeepsie.

Our faculty this year will be Sarah Jane Abbott, assistant editor for Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books at Simon & Schuster; John M. Cusick, agent with Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management; Brett Duquette, senior editor at Sterling Publishing and Harold Underdown, children’s book editor and owner of the popular Purple Crayon website.  


The format is an opening keynote speaker, two 2-hour sessions in the morning, choose either picture book or novel session; a break for lunch and bookstore; one session in the afternoon followed by our new First 100 Words First Impression Pages with our faculty.

Please read the instructions for our First 100 Words First Impression Pages on the General Information page or click here.

The sessions will be lecture with some hands-on writing exercises. Please bring your work-in-progress (if you have one), your favorite writing implements and paper. If your preference is a tablet, laptop or any other personal device, we can not assume responsibility for these items.

On-site editorial critiques will be provided this year. You will have to leave your workshop for your critique, if you choose to have one.

Registration is now open.

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