April 28-29, 2018 The schedule includes three keynotes; a publishing panel; 12 breakout sessions on writing, illustrating and professional development; intensives on picture books, novels and illustration; along with critiques, pitches, portfolio showcase, cookies and more.
June 2-4, 2017 Based on psychological research and extensive study of what makes novels emotionally gripping, workshop participants will discover how to go beyond showing or telling to create an emotional journey for readers–one unseen but nevertheless deeply felt and ultimately unforgettable.
March 20-26, 2017 Join author/literary agent Donald Maass for a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Would you like to spend a challenging, inspiring week learning from a master of fiction craft and other industry pros? Are you ready for professionals to provide you with one-on-one feedback on your writing? Do you want to create memorable, stirring stories that create passionate, lifelong readers? Whether you’re interested in traditional or independent publishing success, this workshop is for you!
Fracturing Our Worlds and Philosophy
April 1-3, 2016
Program Director and Speaker
Creating Characters with a Pulse
This event is free and open to the public
May 14th, 2016 at 10 A.M. Join us at the South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511) as Naomi Canale speaks about how characters should be the first blocks we reach for when building a story, and how to create characters that have a heartbeat.
February 12-14, 2016 Join us this February in New York City for an incredible weekend with the top editors, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators in the children’s publishing world. The Annual Winter Conference in New York is an excellent opportunity to learn, get inspired and network with others in the children’s book industry.
November 21, 2015
BELOVED VILLAINS: THE MAGIC BEHIND CRUELLA DE VIL, THE JOKER, AND MORE! (ROOM C3)
A great villain can leave the most lasting impression and memories! Sometimes even more so than a great hero. Why is that? Hear from Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion) Naomi Canale (His Dark Ways) Tracy Clark (Illuminate; Deviate), and Eric Kieron Davis (Senior Producer, Creative Director) as they dive in to what makes villains memorable, what type of villains should be invented next, and how to transform just an average evil character into an epic evil villain!
Date – 11/14/2015
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Signing and refreshments
121 California Avenue Reno, NV 89509
Date – 10/03/2015
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Best Western Airport Plaza
1981 Terminal Way Reno NV 89502
Date – 05/02/2015
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Citrus Heights Community Center
6300 Fountain Square Dr – Citrus Heights, CA 95621