Prepare your Children’s Book manuscript to catch the eye of an agent and publisher in this week-long workshop with veteran children’s book editor and publishing consultant, Emma D. Dryden, includes four craft seminars and a Q&A session. Click each day to see the description.

Instructor: Emma Dryden

Emma Dryden | The Art & Craft of Children’s Book Writing | Noepe Centre | Martha's Vineyards

Emma D. Dryden is the founder of drydenbks, a premier children’s editorial and publishing consultancy firm which she established after twenty-five years as a highly regarded children’s book editor and publisher. She consults and/or collaborates with authors, illustrators, agents, domestic and foreign publishers, students, and with app & eBook developers.

During the course of her career, Emma has edited hundreds of books for children and young readers and during her tenure with Atheneum and McElderry Books, many of her titles hit bestseller lists in USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and other national publications. Books published under Emma’s guidance have received numerous awards and medals, including but not limited to the Newbery Medal, Newbery Honor, and Caldecott Honor.

Emma speaks regularly on craft, the digital landscape, and reinvention, and her blog “Our Stories, Ourselves” explores the intertwined themes of life and writing. She is on the Board of Advisors of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and can be followed online at Twitter (@drydenbks), Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.


13 spaces available
8 spaces in accommodation

The Art and Craft of Children’s Book Writing
August 7th to 12th, 2017
All Levels – work in progress required
$1,695.00 with accommodation
$695 without accommodation
fees do not include travel to and from Noepe or meals

Course description

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Sunday: Welcome and wine reception
Monday: First pages & first impressions
Tuesday: Hearing voices
Wednesday: free day
Thursday: What in the world?...
Friday: Revision precision and Q&A
Friday evening social
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