Check it out at www.occbww.com
I taught there in 2012 and 2010. One of the 2010 graduates has now sold five YA novels, and the first just got published.
This summer, July 15-19, will be the 11th year of the program. The instructors will include:
- Katherine Jacobs, editor at Roaring Book Press
- Anna Bloom, editor at Scholastic
- Ammi-Joan Paquette, agent with Erin Murphy Literary Agency (and a much published children's book author in her own right)
- Ellen Howard, award-winning author of middle grade novels, YA, and picture books
- Jane Kurtz, award-winning picture book author (and author of non-fiction and novels)
- Margriet Ruurs, award-winning author of non-fiction and picture books
- Anne Osterlund, award-winning YA novelist
- David Greenberg, award-winning author of many poetry picture books and a novel
Why is it such a great conference?
- The main reason is it because it’s not just people lecturing you. It’s professional in the business who have read your work speaking to you one-on-one about it.
- The instructor-student ratio is a maximum of one to seven.
Each day you will meet with an instructor for at least one comprehensive consultation.
- You can have one-on-one informal meetings with instructors each day as well.
- Every student who wishes can have an anonymous first page manuscript critique by all eight instructors in front of the class.
- They will offer at least twelve instructional lectures on various aspects of writing and publishing.
- There will be one or two evening presentations by instructors.
- Out-of-class consultations with instructors are available.
- There will be at least two guest lectures/writing workshops.