Help us help youth in need into safe housing and working toward career goals through education and the arts, while deepening your craft, honing your skills and working toward your personal writing goals. Our stellar faculty includes three of the top writing coaches in the US; five literary agents; two publishers; two editors; two college-level creative writing teachers; two poets; and five award-winning, bestselling authors.
The Ventana Sierra Advanced Writing Workshop was created specifically to help writers of all genres reach a higher plateau. The craft breakouts are specifically designed to go deeper than those you might find elsewhere. Faculty-led group critique and optional one-on-one manuscript critiques are apex-level. State of the industry talks and agent/editor panels provide the latest information to help you decide the best way to reach your publishing goals. Plus: networking, food, readings, a meet the authors evening, and an open mic for the brave. We’re talking some serious fun!
This event is the brainchild of nine-time NY Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins, whose travels as a young adult author have brought her into contact with young people with big dreams but limited resources. Ellen founded Ventana Sierra, a 501(c)(3), to help youth-in-need reach for their dreams. Learn more about the nonprofit here: www.ventanasierra.org. All net proceeds from the Ventana Sierra Advanced Writing Workshop directly benefit Ventana Sierra’s nonprofit programs.
For writers of adult/YA/middle grade books. Deep craft workshops, state of the industry talks, agent/editor panels, group and one-on-one critiques. ALL net proceeds benefit our nonprofit Ventana Sierra, helping at-risk youth realize their dreams.
Fiction, Marketing, Mystery, Publishing, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Young Adult
Writing coaches Lorin Oberweger, Emma Dryden and Eric Elfman; agents Michael Bourret, Jill Corcoran, Lara Perkins, Laurie McLean, Pam van Hylckama; publisher Judith Curr (Atria/S&S); editors Sarah Branham (Atria) and TBA; six authors, inc. Ellen Hopkins
Early registration $450
After May 15 registration $550
Optional one-on-one critiques $100