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Falling Leaves Masterclass Retreat: Picture Books This annual masterclass retreat provides attendees with a one-on-one critique with one of our faculty editors, group critique opportunities and faculty-led evening workshops at beautiful Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Falling Leaves is returning in the fall of 2024! Falling Leaves is by application only and we have a rotating focus each year: 2023 the focus was novels: YA, MG, novels in verse, and graphic novels, so 2024 the focus will return to picture books. We will be updating here with application deadlines and faculty information. A Google form will be posted here when applications are open. Deadline to apply tbd. Registration fee will be posted here. (Room and board at Silver Bay are additional.) You will be notified of acceptance by August 1st. If accepted an invoice will be sent to you with payment instructions. Upon receipt of your registration fee you will be required to book your room at Silver Bay.