This one-of-a-kind workshop was a delight—
such a smart group of writers and great format! The intimate setting and individual critique times throughout the weekend allowed writers and faculty to delve into the manuscripts… so that everyone came away having made measurable progress or with clear next steps on how to improve their work.
President, STNY Agency
The master-class format and high caliber writers distinguish this workshop. It was a privilege to work with such dedicated enrollees. I hope one (or more!) will undertake the journey to a book deal with me.
President, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Great concept! I enjoyed teaching these writers during the workshop’s inaugural year.
A wonderful group of talented and dedicated writers of all ages.
Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency
The workshop was well-organized and intimate; the level of talent, high. A pleasure for me to participate.
Taylor Martindale Kean
Full Circle Literary
Wonderful workshop... I was so impressed. Writers were positive about every critique they were given. They squeezed every last bit of value from this workshop because they worked their butts off. I was thrilled to work with authors who had this mindset.
McIntosh & Otis, Inc.
I loved this workshop—I had a truly excellent, eye-opening experience.
This seminar was a great experience; a very thoughtful and respectful group of writers who worked well under the “fishbowl” critique scenario. Bravo to them!
President, Bookstop Literary Agency
I enjoyed the workshop very much and learned a great deal about children’s books.
Andrea Brown Literary Agency
I’m impressed with the caliber of these manuscripts!
Senior Editor, Henry Holt BFYR
Lovely to work with such talented writers. This workshop format is unique; I really enjoyed the small groups and peer participation. Some great ideas came from that work. Writers supported each other and were passionate about the stories. Also, the teens and their terrific writing were pure pleasure.
Melanie Cecka Nolan
Associate Publishing Director, Knopf
This seminar appealed to me from the start. The setting was wonderful; the jam-packed schedule invigorating. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to mingle with writers—teens and adults!
VP-Publisher, three MacMillan imprints
Congratulations on 10 years of raising writers! (in 2012)
Executive Editor, Knopf Children’s Books
This event is an intimate seminar with talented writers. I loved that enrollees had previously read each other’s manuscripts, and offered valuable critiques. I also loved the teens’ insights.
Executive Editor, Egmont USA
Lovely authors... including a wonderful group of teens.
Senior Editor, Candlewick Press
An innovative, engaging format, and a lively, dedicated group of writers make this workshop memorable. Stimulating on many levels; a great program. I enjoyed every action-packed minute.
Senior Editor, Dial Books
I enjoyed the intensive process that allowed lots of interaction. It was very different from any conference I’ve done. Interesting to hear other faculty perspectives, and fun to spend so much time with a great group of writers.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Fantastic writers, a fun weekend. I enjoyed the group critique format, which worked very successfully.
Senior Editor, Harcourt Children’s Books
This workshop is unique, inspiring, and fun. I recommend it highly.