Tuesday, March 13, 2018

2018 June Conference


We are thrilled to announce our upcoming conference will be June 9, 2018 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Poughkeepsie.

Our faculty this year will be Jennifer Donnelly, New York Times Bestselling author; Lesa Cline-Ransome, award-winning children’s book author; Bess Cozby, editor at Tor Books; Meredith Mundy, Executive Editor, Appleseed Books, imprint of Abrams Books for Young Readers; Susanna Reich, award-winning children’s book author and Gary Golio, New York Times Bestselling children’s author.


Additional critique staff include Sarah LaPolla, agent at Bradford Literary and Barbara Paulding, Editorial Director at Peter Pauper Press.

The format is an opening keynote speaker, two 2-hour sessions in the morning, choose between picture book or novel session; a break for lunch and bookstore; two 2-hour sessions in the afternoon, choose between picture book or novel session; and our closing speakers.   

The 2-hour sessions will be lecture with 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.

If your workshop will be with Meredith Mundy, she requests you bring two picture book manuscripts (if you have them) and your favorite first line from a published picture book to share.

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 open.


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