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Because I've been keeping lists of conferences on my blog--Editors at Conferences, Agents at Conferences and Conferences for Illustrators--I've been contacted by several organizers/presenters at workshops who have asked to have their events included. However, instead of featuring agents or acquiring editors, many of these events are being led by accomplished authors, independent editors, respected writing coaches and other publishing professionals. Personally, this is the kind of event I am most interested in these days, but I didn't want to muddy the waters by including events that did not focus on the main reason for the list, so I have created a new list, Craft: Writers' Workshops/Retreats http://vonnacarter.com/wordpress/?page_id=9255

These are two-to-ten day programs focusing on craft. This list does not include MFA or long-term programs, nor one-day mini workshops. If you know of or are leading a workshop that fits this description, please let me know. I would love to include it.
#1 - February 05, 2013, 06:04 AM
« Last Edit: February 05, 2013, 06:06 AM by Vonna »
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This is great, Vonna. Thanks!
#2 - February 05, 2013, 12:02 PM
ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES TOO! Candlewick, 2017
LOUD LULA, Two Lions 2015
CALIFORNIA HISTORY FOR KIDS, CRP
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You're welcome KatyD!  :star2
#3 - February 05, 2013, 02:35 PM
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Thank you this is very helpful. Do you have a similar list for e-course offerings on the craft of writing?
#4 - February 14, 2013, 04:00 PM
How to Wear a Sari (HMH Books/Versify, Fall 2020)
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In 2013 I am offering a "retreat" option for my online picture book workshops. http://www.asuen.com/workshops/?p=w.pbr

The retreat option is a 3 day (online) workshop. It is set up so you can write and revise your picture book on the weekends. I will send you 3 lessons on Friday and 3 lessons on Saturday. You have until noon on Sunday to complete all 6 lessons.

#5 - February 14, 2013, 05:20 PM
Anastasia Suen * Author, Consultant, Teacher * http://www.asuen.com/
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Is it just me, or does anyone else love reading the list and daydreaming about attending those confereces??

Thanks for sharing, Vonna!
#6 - February 14, 2013, 05:37 PM

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Thanks, Darshana and ChristineCA!

Darshana, I'm working up a list that is specific to children's and YA, with high-quality courses like Anastasia Suen's, and the new course offerings by Jill Corcoran's  A Path to Publication http://apathtopublishing.com/.

Meanwhile, there is a huge list on Preditors and Editors http://pred-ed.com/pubwork.htm. Just be careful to research the organizations and presenters before signing up.
#7 - February 15, 2013, 05:13 AM
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Thanks Vonna, look forward to seeing the list. Mira Reisberg's Picture Book Academy e-courses are suppose to rock as well.
#8 - February 15, 2013, 10:17 PM
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Updates! Writers' Intensive Workshops/Retreats http://vonnacarter.com/wordpress/?page_id=9255
#9 - May 11, 2013, 06:05 AM
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Again, I appreciate all of the work you put into this! :gogirl :thankyou
#10 - May 11, 2013, 08:46 AM
I've always said I'll write someday...my someday is now.

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Information on advanced writing workshops and retreats for 2014 is pouring in!
http://vonnacarter.com/wordpress/?page_id=9255

Please remember, many of these events have application deadlines months ahead of the date of the event!

I'll be adding more soon so check back often. I update these pages frequently, but I don't usually come back and post about it here. (I don't want anyone to miss out on an exciting event, but posting here too often feels like I'm shouting :exclamationpoint:)
#11 - November 16, 2013, 01:28 PM
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Please feel free to shout...your information is worth it! :grin3
#12 - November 16, 2013, 06:03 PM
I've always said I'll write someday...my someday is now.

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Thanks, Audrey!
#13 - November 17, 2013, 05:00 AM
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Thanks Vonna, this is great info!
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Thanks, Vonna!
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 You're welcome, Barb and Barbara!
#16 - November 17, 2013, 05:36 PM
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This is so helpful - thank you!!
#17 - November 18, 2013, 05:07 PM
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My apologies to everyone trying to access my site for conference and workshop info. The site is currently down for unknown reasons; I'll let you know as soon as the problem is resolved.
#18 - November 23, 2013, 05:46 AM
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My site is up again! Exciting new workshops have been added!
#19 - November 23, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Holy cow, Vonna, this is amazing! Your list included workshops near me, hurray!  :thankyou
#20 - November 23, 2013, 07:48 PM

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Vonna - Your post is a gold mine. Thank you! Just the list I was looking for.
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#21 - November 24, 2013, 07:53 AM
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That's good news, jayme-allen! I hope you get to go to a great workshop soon.
You're welcome, Jean! I'm glad you've found it useful.
#22 - November 24, 2013, 04:36 PM
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What a great list for 2014 conferences & retreats! Thank you for all of the hard work you put into organizing this.
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You are welcome, Deb! Here's to a new year of great writing events!   :jan1st
#24 - January 01, 2014, 04:01 PM
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A friend of mine on Facebook was looking for a site that listed workshops so I linked your site as a reply. I hope you don't mind FB!


This is my GO TO site for stalking my next event. Thank you so much for this fab resource.




ps - OMG, my book is on Vonna's website!  :grin3
#25 - January 05, 2014, 03:44 PM
ICE DOGS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
FALCON WILD, 2017, Charlesbridge
SLED DOG SCHOOL, 2017, HMH
SURVIVOR DIARIES, 2017, HMH
 
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When I win the lottery I'm going to all these events, Vonny! Terry Lynn your books looks so awesome on there!  :love5:
#26 - January 05, 2014, 07:47 PM
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Thanks for spreading the word terrylynn! I don't mind FB at all; I get a lot of my traffic from there.

Shannon, last year at the WW conference was my big splurge for the year. It was more awesome than I expected, and you were a great host.

#27 - January 05, 2014, 08:41 PM
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Thanks! I would love to go to an out of state one too, like New York. A girl can dream right?
#28 - January 06, 2014, 07:27 PM
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UPDATES! Retreats, Workshops, etc. from SCBWI, Highlights Foundation, The Writing Barn, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Free Expressions, Noepe Center for Literary Arts and more! Craft: Writers' Workshops/Retreats
#29 - February 13, 2014, 10:09 AM
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You know I love your lists, Vonna.  :love5:

Thanks for including the Write, Polish, Pitch workshop!  :thanks2

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