2021 Children's Lit Conference
July 14-18, 2021 (5 days)
Workshops in Writing Picture Books, Middle Grade and YA Fiction
and Graphic 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.
Gathering in the quiet of Southampton has been integral to creating the bonds we have built over the years, but because of COVID-19, we've decided to run the conference virtually this year.
Don't worry, that feeling of community still exists and we'll still offer full days of programming including morning talks and lectures, afternoon workshops, evening salons, and nightly readings by today's top writers.
We're really excited to share our insightful lectures and workshops with attendees from across the globe, growing our community way beyond this beautiful spit of land we call home.
Workshops meet daily for 3 hour sessions. Enrollment is limited to 12 students per workshop.
Apply by June 15.
We're located in Southampton, NY, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
(But this year you will find us on your computer screen.)