Conference Days (Children's Writers & Illustrators Conference)

Each Conference day is structured to provide an intensive writing and/ or illustrating experience. In the mornings and afternoons there are panels & workshops, and special presentations in the evenings.

Mornings: Students select an area of interest, such as picture books, middle readers, or young adult books. Each morning is spent with a single teacher or team of teachers on that subject.

Afternoons: Students attend panels and seminars on topics such as:
  • Round Table Critique Group
  • Working with an Editor
  • Finding an Agent
  • Paths to Publishing
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • A Compelling Protagonist

Evenings: Each evening features events and activities with faculty members. The opening evening includes dinner.