• $1,450.00 – Program Price

Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children & Young Adults 2018

With Larry Dane Brimner, Rich Wallace, Sandra Neil Wallace, Carole Boston Weatherford and Peter P. Jacobi

July 15 - 19, 2018

Work with our talented group of mentors to explore factual writing!

Nonfiction matters.

Publishers crave it.

Teachers and librarians need it.

Nonfiction connects our children to the world. Stories about real people, real places, and really interesting world events are more important now than ever.

Our master class explores nonfiction from many angles: the editorial, the business, and, most importantly, the art of telling true stories. Work with our talented group of mentors to explore factual writing through a range of topics, including nonfiction voice, biography, memoir, nature writing, science writing, and narrative nonfiction. Your mentor will help guide you in your revisions or explore story ideas during daily one-on-one sessions.

Additional opportunities include:

  • connecting with acquiring editors;
  • developing necessary research and interview skills;
  • exploring today’s magazine and trade-book markets; and
  • investigating visual design through illustration and photography.

Please note: we are still confirming faculty for this workshop!

Special Guests

Peter P. Jacobi

About the Leaders

Larry Dane Brimner

Larry Dane Brimner

Larry Dane Brimner is the author of more than 150 fiction and nonfiction books for children. He is best known for his gritty works about the Civil Rights movement in America.We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin, winner of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award and the Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award, tells […]

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Rich Wallace

Rich Wallace

Rich Wallace is the author of many award-winning books for boys, ranging from his debut YA novel, Wrestling Sturbridge, to his popular sports series, “The Winning Season” and “Kickers.” He spent many years as an editor at Highlights for Children magazine and still pens the enormously popular comic strip “The Timbertoes” for that publication. Rich […]

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Sandra Wallace

Sandra Neil Wallace

Sandra was a news journalist and ESPN announcer before leaving television to write novels. Chosen by The Horn Book as a talented newcomer to the children’s literature scene, Wallace writes realistic fiction for young people. Her first novel Little Joe was a finalist for the South Carolina Children’s Book Award and is a national reading […]

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Carole Boston Weatherford

CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD Carole Boston Weatherford is an award-winning author of children’s books, including Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America (NAACP Image Award), Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Caldecott Honor, Sibert Honor, Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award and Flora Steiglitz Straus […]

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Peter Jacobi

Peter P. Jacobi

Peter is professor emeritus of journalism at Indiana University and a consultant with magazines and corporations, helping CEOs, writers, and editors learn to express their ideas more effectively. His articles have appeared in World Book, the New York Times, Highlights,and others. His two guidebooks, The Magazine Article: How to Think It, Plan It, Write It […]

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