Writing for Children and Young Adults

Workshops, Lectures and Panel Discussions from Picture Books to Chapter Books. Get the tools you need to help you Build, Use and Market yourself and your writing. Learn to Produce, Publish, and Promote.

Featured Presenters:

Carrie Howland, Agent with Empire Literary

Karen Bell-Brege and Darrin Brege, Author & Illustrator Team

Saturday | April 1, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                   Held in the Oakland Center at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan


Speakers Include:

  • Carrie Howland
  • Ruth Barshaw
  • Heather Meloche
  • Melanie Hooyenga
  • Katie Van Ark
  • Amy Nielander
  • Kristin Lenz
  • Karen Bell-Brege
  • Darrin Brege

Presentations Include:

  • What is an Agent and How to Find One
  • Illustrations in children’s books: What I know and what I’m still learning
  • Adding Poetry to your Prose
  • Unleash your YA Novel
  • Raising Your Voice
  • Committing yourself to Creativity
  • Three Paths to Publication (Young Adult Panel)
  • Picture Book Panel

See the Event Schedule

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Fresh hot coffee and tea available throughout the day. Light breakfast snacks and a full lunch included with registration. Please contact us if you have special dietary concerns.

Attendees will be able to choose one presentation per session time at the conference. Schedule could change without notice – Rochester Writers reserves the right to add, subtract, or substitute any of the presentations and speakers. Thank you.