Pacific Coast Children's Writers Novel Workshop & Retreat

Event Details

  • Are you a skilled writer, published or aspiring, looking for something “different” in a fiction workshop? Our intensive seminar offers editor or agent feedback on selected whole-novel manuscripts, including two in-person consults with your mentor. Or maybe you’re ready for editor and agent critiques on your polished, opening chapters. Whichever stage you’re at, here’s how we assist goal-oriented writers like you:

    •At our intimate event, you’ll have continuous close contact with a supportive, top-notch editor and/or agent. Our open clinics, aka master classes, will allow you to learn from advanced colleagues, as well as from faculty.

    •To maximize your educational benefits, you may critique peer manuscripts well before the seminar—then, at our event, compare your assessments with those of the pros. Our collegial format provides behind-the-scenes glimpses that reveal, in depth, what agents and editors really want.

    •In 2012, we welcome three outstanding presenters: Simon Boughton (senior vice president and publisher of three Macmillan imprints: Roaring Brook Press, First Second, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux), “editorial” agents Emily Sylvan Kim (president of Prospect Agency; East Coast), and Sandra Bishop (vice president of MacGregor Literary; West Coast). More details on our faculty page.

    •Savvy teen enrollees give adults target-reader feedback within their own, concurrent workshop. The intergenerational exchanges prove mutually stimulating—and fun.

    •A post-workshop Faculty Mentor Program offers selected writers continuing guidance for up to six months.

    •NEW in 2012! Our Novel Writer's Retreat offers solitude in quiet beachfront townhomes. Immerse yourself for up to four days: hone your craft, intermingle with seminar faculty and advanced/published peers.

    Join us for a working retreat or seminar—learn fiction-crafting with the masters. Pinpoint the tools you need to propel your novel from page-turner to published success!

    http://www.childrenswritersworkshop.com/
  • 10/4/13 at 4:00 PM -
    10/6/13 at 1:30 PM
  • Where
    Santa Cruz, CA Map
  • Host
    Nancy R. Sondel
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