Summer Young Writers’ Workshop

June 24-28, 2019

In addition to our week-long workshops with National Writing Project Teacher Consultants for writers in grades 4-8 and 9-12, we are pleased to announce the Guest Authors* for this summer:

Leslie Connor is the author of middle grade books, ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK, CRUNCH, and WAITING FOR NORMAL, and books for teens, THE THINGS YOU KISS GOODBYE and DEAD ON TOWN LINE, as well as the picture book, MISS BRIDIE CHOSE A SHOVEL.

Adam Gidwitz is the bestselling author of A TALE DARK AND GRIMM, IN A GLASS GRIMMLY, and THE GRIMM CONCLUSION, as well as THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: SO YOU WANT TO BE A JEDI?, Newbery Honored novel, THE INQUISITOR’S TALE, and brand new series, THE UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY. He is also the creator of the podcast, GRIMM, GRIMMER, GRIMMEST—available on Apple Podcasts!

Dashka Slater is an author, storyteller, and journalist. She is the author of nine books for children and adults, including the acclaimed 2017 releases The Antlered Ship, Escargot and The 57 Bus. Her book Dangerously Ever After is currently being made into an animated film by Fantasiation Studios. A recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Slater is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine and Mother Jones.

*Authors are tentative. Therefore, names may be subtracted or added without notice. A huge thank you to Shenandoah University’s Children’s Literature Conference for making the Guest Authors possible! Another huge thank you to the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation for providing funding for scholarships to students with financial need.