• $1,499.00 – Program Price

Getting to Know Your Picture Book 2018

With Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Heidi Stemple, Lisa Cinelli and Rubin Pfeffer

September 13 - 16, 2018

Give your picture book the special attention it deserves by pairing an activity-based web series with our guided picture book retreat.

Please check back soon for more details. We are still adding faculty to this workshop.

About the Leaders


Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Once upon a time, Debbie Ridpath Ohi was a computer programmer/analyst but hurled herself off the corporate cliff to embrace the arts. She has always loved to write and draw but never imagined she could make a living at it. After many rejections, Debbie got her first big break at an SCBWI conference when Simon […]

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Heidi Stemple

Heidi Stemple

Heidi didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became a probation officer in Florida. It wasn’t until she was 28 years old that she gave in and joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their […]

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Lisa Cinelli

Lisa Cinelli is an award-winning painter, childrenʼs book author/illustrator and a Teaching Artist. She is happiest exploring story ideas, experimenting with materials and techniques, gathering notes and images in her sketchbooks and filling handmade accordion books with words and pictures. Lisa has an MA in Illustration from Syracuse University and a BFA from The School […]

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Rubin Pfeffer

Rubin Pfeffer is a veteran of the children’s and adult trade industry. He has served as President and Publisher of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, SVP and Chief Creative Officer of Pearson, and as SVP, Publisher of Children’s Books for Simon & Schuster. Pfeffer joined the East West Literary Agency in December 2009 as a partner and […]

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