SOLD OUT – we take no more reservations for the December 4-6, 2015 Big Sur Writing Workshops…but read on…

The Big Sur Children’s Writing Workshop/Advanced Master Class, March 4-6th, 2016

Due to many, many requests from former attendees this coming March 4th weekend, the Big Sur Writing Workshops is proud to announce the first Advanced Workshop with master classes for juvenile fiction to be given by experienced and accomplished, award-winning authors, agents from the Andrea Brown Literary Agency and editors Cheryl Klein of Arthur Levine Books/Scholastic Press (Editor of the HARRY POTTER Books in America) and Melissa Manlove, Editor at Chronicle Books. Authors will include NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Lewis Buzbee, Eric Adams and Eric Elfman. The weekend format will include critique groups as well as master class sessions designed to enhance your craft dealing with structure, plot development, character development, etc. as well as to add commercial potential to your writing.

If you are a writer of middle grade or young adult fiction and want to bring your work up a notch and have already polished your material, workshopped or revised with critique groups, and feel your work is almost ready to send to agents and editors, this may be the perfect weekend workshop for you. Mingle with other highly qualified writers in the spectacular setting of Big Sur with redwoods, mountains and the ocean. One price includes workshop, all meals from Friday night until Sunday lunch,  and housing in cottages for two nights. Space is limited to 32 writers, who must send the first chapters ahead for approval into the workshop.

 Please Join our Email List just click here for March 4-6, 2016 workshop updates! (however if you want to join us in March you should probably register very soon!)  Stand-by for registration and pricing details.


Here are three reasons why it’s the best workshop in the known multiverse!

1.  Andrea Brown Literary Agency is always on the lookout for new talent, and every year, the workshop provides it. Many writers come and end up signing with the ABLA or make great contacts with editors who have gone on to publish those writers
See previous publishing deals here. You could be next!
2.  Small-group and one-on-one feedback to help improve your work.You know those “workshops” where you sit in a conference room with 200 other people? That’s not us. We have a five-to-one participant-to-faculty ratio, which makes for intimate and personalized feedback. Read countless testimonials from satisfied alumni here.


2014 faculty members Brad Herzog and Eric Elfman.

3.  Work with the greatest YA and children’s writing faculty around. Yep, the industry’s best agents courtesy of Andrea Brown Literary Agency, editors from publishers included Chronicle, Philomel, and HarperCollins, and internationally renowned childrens and YA authors.Check out the faculty for the December workshop here!

2014 Faculty member Neal Shusterman

4.  (Bonus reason) Make friends for life! (Could be the very best reason) Mix and mingle: registration includes meals, cocktail hour, and more – all while steps from the Big Sur River, the famous Pfeiffer Falls and of course the rest of the majesty of Big Sur within reach.

Meet fellow childrens and YA authors from all over the United States!

Meet fellow children’s and YA authors from all over the United States!

Click here to register!  Read more about us HERE!

Questions? Call the Henry Miller Library at 831-667-2574.

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