from the Center for Creative Writing: Writing for Children retreat

Writing for Children retreat returns in October!

Savor the Catskill Mountains’ seasonal glories while learning how to create picture books for child audiences, Oct. 24-27, 2019.

Explore the picture book form and methods of illustration that do not require previous art experience, then transform a story into a working book dummy, all under the guidance of bestselling children’s book author/illustrator Helena Clare Pittman.

Registration for this long weekend includes:

  • Rigorous instructional workshops;
  • Ample private time to complete writing assignments;
  • Q&A discussions plus feedback on your writing;
  • A personal consultation with your instructor (optional);
  • Four days and three nights of private accommodations at the Lazy Pond Bed and Breakfast, situated on 12 acres in Sullivan County, NY
  • Transportation to and from your B&B to Helena’s art studio if you don’t have a car;
  • Breakfasts and lunches included; enjoy breakfast at the B&B on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and lunches provided by your teacher Friday and Saturday

All levels welcome. Register by Oct. 1 to secure one of three available spots!


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