Writing and Illustrating for Young readers!

Here is the first official announcement. We gots the goods on who’s coming June 16-20, 2014.

(More Info to Come. Please go to http://www.wifyr.com also. And feel free to ask questions.)

Keynote: James Dashner (!!!!)


2014 Faculty

Picture Book Ken Baker
chapter book, middle grade Shawn Stout
Middle of the Novel Cheri Pray Earl
Full Novel Lisa Mangum
YA Novel A E Cannon
Advanced Cynthia Leitich Smith
Advanced Greg Leitich Smith
Writer’s Boot Camp J Scott Savage
Novel Carol Williams
Novel Kris Chandler


Agents and Editors:

Shauna Rossano Associate Editor, G. P. Putnam’s Sons
John Cusick The Greenhouse Literary Agency
Michelle Witte Mansion Street Literary Mgmt
Amy Jameson (1 day only) A+B Works Literary Agency


Mini workshops:

Illustration Sherry Meidell
Character Development Robison Wells
Voice Ann Dee Ellis
Plot Jennifer Nielsen


Filed under Agents, Ann Dee, Character, CLW, Editors, Plot, Revision, Voice, writing process

4 responses to “Writing and Illustrating for Young readers!

  1. What a great line up! I can hardly wait.

  2. WIFYR is an incredible conference and a chance to grow as a writer.

  3. Stephanie

    So excited! Can’t wait to go back!


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