Thursday, April 26, 2012

Summer 2012 Writing Conferences

This summer, I'll be leading workshops at a pair of writing conferences.  The first is the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference in Utah, where I'll be leading an Advanced workshop from June 18-22. 

Here's the full lineup:

  • A.E. Cannon (Introduction to Writing for Kids and Young Adults)
  • Trudy Harris (Writing the Picture Book)
  • Julie Olson (Illustration Class)
  • Tim Wynne-Jones (Writing the Middle Grade Novel)
  • Kimberley Sorenson (Introduction to the Young Adult Novel)
  • Matt Kirby (Writing the Fantasy Novel)
  • Mette Ivie Harrison (Writing Science Fiction/ Fantasy)
  • Kirk Shaw (Writing the Contemporary Novel)
  • Greg Leitich Smith (Advanced Class)
  • Carol Lynch Williams (Advanced Class)
  • Ann Dee Ellis (Boot Camp)
Agents are:
  • John Cusick from Scott Treimel NY
  • Jenni Ferrari-Adler from Brick House Literary Agents
Editors are:
  • Alexandra Penfold from Paula Wiseman Books from Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Ruth Katcher from Egmont USA
The second is the Southampton Children's Literature Conference, from July 11-15, where Cynthia and I will be leading the Young Adult novel workshop. 

In addition to guest speakers to be named, other faculty include:

  • Peter Reynolds (Picture Book)
  • Kate McMullan (Middle grade novel).

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