Events for KidLit Writers

JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

JULY 2021

12-15 ONLINE SUMMER CAMP IN NONFICTION
3-Day Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

13 WRITING THE MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

13 ENHANCE YOUR STORYTELLING THROUGH FAMILY AND CULTURE
Webinar: https://newmexico.scbwi.org/

14 FACT AND FICTION WITH THE MG NOVEL
Online Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

15 PATH TO PUBLICATION with Lora Hyler
Webinar: https://wisconsin.scbwi.org/

16 BACK MATTER FOR NONFICTION (AND FICTION) PICTURE BOOKS with Laura Gehl
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

16 IS MY MANUSCRIPT DIVERSE ENOUGH?
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

16-18 ONLINE SUMMER CAMP IN ILLUSTRATION
3-Day Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

17 HOW TO THINK LIKE A DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR
Webinar: https://sfnortheastbay.scbwi.org/

21 FROM CONCEPT TO DUMMY
Webinar: https://northtexas.scbwi.org/

26 CRAFTING YOUR PITCH TO SELL YOUR STORY
4-Week Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

29 BIG FIVE-OH CONFERENCE
5-Day Online Conference: www.scbwi.org

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AUGUST 2021

3 REVISION RETREAT
2-Month Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

5-9 WRITING SCIENCE AND NATURE FOR KIDS AND TEENS
4-Day Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

9-23 WRITING SCIENCE AND NATURE FOR KIDS AND TEENS
3-Week Online Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

11 PERFECTING THE PICTURE BOOK
6-Week Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

12 FIRST PAGE CENTER STAGE
5-Part Webinar Series: https://epa.scbwi.org/

14 LAYERING IN LAYERS IN PICTURE BOOKS
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

18 SELF-PUBLISHING A PICTURE BOOK
Webinar: https://wpa.scbwi.org/

21 TAKING RISKS WITH CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

21-27 THE WHOLE NOVEL WORKSHOP
One-Week Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

26 NOVELISTS AT WORK: CRAFTING YOUR PITCH TO SELL YOUR STORY
4-Week Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

28 HOW TO OPEN AND CLOSE PICTURE BOOKS
Online Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

28-31 WRITING FIRST CHAPTER BOOKS AND EARLY READERS
3-Day Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

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SEPTEMBER 2021

2 #PITMAD PITCH PARTY
Twitter: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

9-11 CHAPTER ONE: HOW TO BEGIN YOUR CHAPTER BOOK SERIES
3-DAY ONLINE WORKSHOP: www.highlightsfoundation.org

12-15 PB&J: PICTURE BOOKS AND ALL THAT JAZZ
3-Day Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

18 WHY BACK MATTER MATTERS with Laurie Wallmark
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

18 GROW WITH THE PROS: Agent Jennifer March Soloway
Webinar: https://indiana.scbwi.org/

18 WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Master Class: https://write2ignite.com/

19-23 THE CRAFT AND HEART OF WRITING POETRY FOR CHILDREN
5-Day Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

22 CRASH COURSE IN CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING
10-Week Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

22 LINE EDITING YOUR MG OR YA NOVEL
10-Week Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

24-26 CREATING TOGETHER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Online Conference: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

27-29 NOVELS IN VERSE INTENSIVE
3-Day Online Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

29 CREATING AN IMAGE SYSTEM FOR YOUR VERSE NOVEL
4-Week Online Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

30 RE-VISION WEEK TUNE UP
Challenge: https://laurenkerstein.net/

30 RELATIONSHIPS IN CONTEMPORARY MG AND YA NOVELS
4-Week Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

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OCTOBER 2021

3-6 TELLING IT TRUE: THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN NARRATIVE NONFICTION
3-Day Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

3-9 THE WHOLE NOVEL WORKSHOP: HISTORICAL FICTION
Online Intensive: www.highlightsfoundation.org

19 SUBMISSION-READY WITH HEART
3-Week Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

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NOVEMBER 2021

1-30      NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH
             Challenge to write a novel in one month: https://www.nanowrimo.org/

9 CREATING CHARACTERS WITH DEPTH AND STAYING POWER
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

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DECEMBER 2021

2 #PITMAD PITCH PARTY
Twitter: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

4 THE ABCS OF WRITING VERSE NOVELS with Nikki Grimes
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

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