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2020 Children's Lit Conference

July 8-12, 2020 (5 days)

Workshops in Writing Picture Books, Middle Grade Fiction  
and Young Adult Novels

 

"If you're dreaming of becoming the next J. K. Rowling, we've got the perfect place for you—the Southampton Children's Literature Conference."   – School Library Journal

The Southampton Children's Lit Conference provides a unique forum in which to study and discuss the craft of writing for children.

World-renowned authors, illustrators and editors offer inspiration and guidance through workshops, lectures, group discussions and special presentations.

Open to new, established and aspiring writers, the Conference is located in the Hamptons at the Eastern End of New York's Long Island—a resort area of natural beauty.

The Children's Lit writing workshops are led by authors and editors of the first rank, and are the heart and soul of the conference experience.

Workshops meet daily for 3 hour sessions. Enrollment is limited to 12 students per workshop. 

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Workshop and Faculty

  • Picture Book
    Susan Verde’s first picture book, The Museum, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year - and was originally developed at the Southampton Literature Conference. Susan's other books include You and Me, I Am Yoga, The Water Princess, I Am Peace,  I am Human, and  I am Love, all illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds; as well as Rock ’n’ Roll Soul, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell; My Kicks, illustrated by Katie Kath; and Hey, Wall, illustrated by John Parra. Susan is a former elementary school teacher with a Master’s degree in reading remediation. In addition to writing books, Susan teaches yoga and mindfulness to kids (and adults) of all ages. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her three children. Learn more at SusanVerde.com. 
  • Middle Grade Fiction

    Faculty TBA

  • YA Novel
    Faculty TBA