Workshops

Fall 2022 Crafting the YA Novel with 24PearlStreet/Fine Arts Work Center:

  • The Fall 2022 session of Crafting the Young Adult Novel (November 7 to December 2, 2022) is hosted by 24PearlStreet, the online writing program of Fine Arts Work Center, and registration is currently full. (Feel free to add yourself to the waitlist in case a spot opens.) This workshop is online, asynchronous, and generative, and it’s for those working on a YA or YA-crossover novel of any genre, at any stage in the process.
  • The Fine Arts Work Center in partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts is offering five scholarships of $600 each to Indigenous American writers to take any Fall 2022 FAWC workshop of your choice. If a scholarship winner chooses my workshop, I’m adding a seat for you, so you have a guaranteed spot! Don’t let my workshop showing as full keep you from applying for the scholarship! Scholarship applications are due Sept. 19.

 

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Past Workshops:

2022

  • Fine Arts Work Center/24PearlStreet Workshops: Crafting the Young Adult Novel (Asynchronous, with live elements): July 18–August 12, 2022. This four-week asynchronous workshop will run again in the fall.

2021

  • Tin House 2021 YA Fiction Workshop (Virtual): Feb. 11–15, 2021. Second annual YA fiction workshop directed by Tin House. Faculty: Jennifer De Leon, Mason Deaver, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Yamile Saied Méndez, Mark Oshiro, Ben Philippe, Nova Ren Suma, Ashley Woodfolk.
  • Paranormal Fiction Workshop with the Manhattanville College MFA in Creative Writing Program (Virtual): October 23, 2021.
  • Canceled due to COVID-19:
    —2021 Djerassi YA Novel Workshop

2020

  • Postponed or canceled due to COVID-19:
    —Elixir Retreat in France (postponed tentatively to 2022)
    —Making Magic at Highlights Foundation (postponed tentatively to 2022)
    —Ghosts, Witches, and Craft: A Salem Writing Retreat (canceled)

2019

  • Blue Stoop YA Novel Weekend Intensive: April 6–7, 2019. Indy Hall, Philadelphia, CA. Sponsored by Blue Stoop.
  • Djerassi YA Novel Writing Workshop: May 4–10, 2019. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA.
  • Ghosts, Haunts, and Haints: Paranormal Writing Weekend: June 28–30, 2019, Charleston, South Carolina. Co-led with intuitive and medium Holly Raychelle Hughes.

2018

  • Djerassi YA Novel Alumni Reunion Workshop: April 16–21, 2018. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA.

2017

  • New England SCBWI Conference: April 21–23, 2017. Sheraton Monarch Place, Springfield, MA. Conference faculty. Workshop leader of two first pages workshops.
  • Djerassi 2017 YA Novel Writing Workshop: June 19–24, 2017. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA.
  • SCBWI 46th Annual Summer Conference: July 7–10, 2017. JW Marriott at LA LIVE, Los Angeles, CA. Conference faculty. Workshop leader of two Monday intensives.
  • Highlights Foundation Books with Bite Workshop: October 4–8, 2017. The Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, PA. Co-taught with Micol Ostow.

2016

  • Djerassi 2016 YA Novel Writing Workshop: March 6–12, 2016. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA.
  • Djerassi YA Novel Alumni Reunion Workshop: March 17–23, 2016. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA.
  • Highlights Foundation Books with Bite Workshop: October 19–23, 2016. The Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, PA. Co-taught with Micol Ostow.

2015

  • Djerassi 2015 YA Novel Writing Workshop: June 21–26, 2015, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA.
  • Columbia University Young Adult Novel Writing Workshop: July 6–August 12, 2015. Columbia University, School of the Arts Writing Program, New York, NY.
  • Highlights Foundation Books with Bite Workshop: September 16–20, 2015, The Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, PA. Co-taught with Micol Ostow.
  • A Week in Residency with Nova Ren Suma Workshop: November 8–14, 2015, the Writing Barn, Austin, TX.

2014

  • Djerassi Writes: YA Novel Workshop: Feb. 9–14, 2014, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA.
  • Djerassi Writes: YA Novel Workshop (second session): June 22–27, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA.
  • The Craft of Creativity: The Inaugural Showcase Featuring the Master Class Room Instructors: Sept. 8, The Writers Room, New York, NY.
  • Highlights Whole Novel Workshop with Sarah Aronson and Nancy Werlin: Sept. 10–11, Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, PA. Special guest author.
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