Date and Time Details: Begins at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 26 with an optional tour of Highlights for Children and Boyds Mills Press; ends on Sunday, October 29, with lunch

  • $1,295.00 – Program Price

DIY Repair Kit for Writers: Get Your Fixer-Upper to Sell 2017

With Mitali Perkins and Susan Campbell Bartoletti

October 26 - 29, 2017

For published and pre-published authors who have a novel that needs to be renovated for sale.

Have a fixer-upper manuscript? One with good bones but in need of some TLC? Then this workshop is for you! Join authors Mitali Perkins and Susan Campbell Bartoletti as they guide you through renovation boot camp.

Each morning will begin with craft lessons focused on the foundational elements of your novel, like dialogue, character, and setting. Follow your craft sessions with mentor-directed evaluations of your work, turning from fundamental elements to big-picture questions. After muddling through the big questions, you will get to work, dividing your story scene by scene and starting your repair.

You will have feedback from your mentors and peers at every step of the way at this hands-on workshop for novelists ready to deconstruct and rebuild their manuscripts.

About the Leaders

Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins has written many novels for young readers, including Rickshaw Girl (chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the top 100 books for children in the past 100 years) and Bamboo People (an American Library Association’s Top Ten Novels for Young Adults, starred inPublishers Weekly as “a graceful exploration of the redemptive power of love, […]

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Susan Bartoletti

Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is an award-winning author of picture books, novels, and nonfiction for children, including the Newbery Honor book Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, the Sibert Medalwinning Black Potatoes, and Dear America: A Coal Miner’s Bride. Her work has received dozens of awards and honors, including the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for […]

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