I haven’t attended this workshop, in my own backyard, now in its tenth year. But a local writing friend has been several times and recommends it. I hope to go in October. For any of you who are writing for children, here’s some information. Sounds like a good line-up of faculty.
10th Annual Pacific Coast Children’s Writers Workshop:
A WHOLE-NOVEL SEMINAR & RETREAT
October 5-7, 2012 near coastal Santa Cruz, CA.
Looking for something “different” in a writing event? Full novels and up to 24-page partials critiqued by EDITOR Simon Boughton (senior VP and publisher; Roaring Brook Press and Farrar, Straus & Giroux), AGENT Emily Sylvan Kim (president, Prospect Agency), and AGENT Joe Monti (Barry Goldblatt Literary), with AUTHOR Annemarie O’Brien (MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts), in a serene beachfront setting. Collegial, open-clinic format for 16 skilled/published writers, who may critique peers’ manuscripts in advance before hearing what our pros have to say. In-depth editing/revision sessions. Intimate size for maximum networking and growth.
Also offered: a post-workshop Faculty Mentor Program for selected writers. A concurrent teen workshop provides adults with optional, target-age feedback on their manuscripts. DEADLINES: For priority consideration and Early Bird discount, apply by May 25—OR request extension if you are receiving this in June. Manuscript sample submission deadline: June 25; full manuscripts for whole-novel critiques are due during throughout June and July, staggered. Open until filled. .
FEES: $799+ includes three nights’ townhouse lodging in a spacious double, most meals, seminar, and faculty critique of partial manuscript. Whole-novel critique is additional. (Teens: $469 Early Bird fee by June 25; writing due August 25.) A separate adult retreat, up to four days, is mostly writing time with optional observation of selected faculty sessions. Retreat fees and all OTHER INFO: www.childrenswritersworkshop.com (Use the contact form to reach Nancy Sondel, Director.) Apply while space remains in our seminar-by-the-sea!