Events for KidLit Writers

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

AUGUST 2021

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

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

24 HOW TO STAND OUT IN THE PICTURE BOOK MARKET
Webinar: https://austin.scbwi.org/

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

26 WRITING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

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

28 TOP 10 REASONS YOU ARE NOT GETTING PUBLISHED
Webinar: https://hawaii.scbwi.org/

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/

4 EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING SERIES
8-Part Webinar Series: https://newmexico.scbwi.org/

7 AN INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE SLUSH PILE
Webinar: https://newmexico.scbwi.org/

9 CAPTURING AN EDITOR’S ATTENTION THROUGH INNOVATION
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

9 EARLY READERS CATCH THE WORMS
Webinar: https://midatlantic.scbwi.org/

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

14 KILLER SCENES AND PERFECT PACING
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

14 THE IMPORTANCE OF BACK STORY
Webinar: https://austin.scbwi.org/

17-18 THE BASICS AND BEYOND
Online Conference: https://dakotas.scbwi.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/

18 NONFICTION THAT ROCKS THE WORLD
One-Day Online Conference: https://iowa.scbwi.org/

18 YOUNG ADULT MASTER CLASS
Online Workshop: https://write2ignite.com/

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

20 SKIP THE SLUSH: WORK-FOR-HIRE WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

21-23 RHYMING PICTURE BOOK
2-Part Webinar: 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

23 FINDING THE PERFECT AGENT
Webinar: https://nebraska.scbwi.org/

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

25 TURNING SUBMISSIONS INTO ACQUISITIONS
Online Boot Camp: https://florida.scbwi.org/

25 FINDING WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE LOOKING FOR
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

25-26 CULTIVATING YOUR CREATIVITY
Online Conference: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

26 SCARY SECRETS FOR WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING THRILLING KIDLIT
Webinar: https://michigan.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

2 MEANING & MUSIC: WRITING PICTURE BOOKS THAT SING
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

2 HOW TO USE PHYSICAL ACTION LIKE A PLAYWRIGHT
Webinar: https://oklahoma.scbwi.org/

2 REVISIONS: HOW MUCH REVISION IS TOO MUCH?
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

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

4 RETHINKING YOUR NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

7-10 ANTI-RACISM AND LIBERATORY PRACTICES IN CHILDREN’S LIT
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

9 ADAPTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT INTO A GRAPHIC NOVEL
Webinar: https://sfsouth.scbwi.org/

16 PICTURE BOOKS WITH HEART
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

17 FILLING THE WRITER’S TOOLBOX
4-Week Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

18 PERFECTING THE PICTURE BOOK
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

18-22 FALL CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S BOOKS ONLINE CONFERENCE
Virtual Conference: https://writingforyourlife.com/

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

19 PERFECTING THE NONFICTION PROPOSAL
Webinar: https://austin.scbwi.org/

21-24 COLOR, LIGHT, LINE AND TEXTURE
Milanville, PA: www.highlightsfoundation.org

23 BECOMING A NONFICTION WRITER
2-Part Online Course: 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/

2 MAJOR & MINOR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

4 THE ABCs OF POETRY: WRITING IN VERSE FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

8-11 FEELINGS, AN ADVANCED ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOP with Patricia Lee Gauch
Online Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.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

12 WRITING NEURODIVERGENT CHARACTERS WITH SENSITIVITY
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

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