SCBWI Utah/Southern Idaho Presents:
Novel Revision Retreat with Emma Dryden
October 1, 2, and 3, 2011
Stonefly Lodge in Ashton, Idaho
A weekend to revise, learn, and share with other dedicated writers. $325 includes food, lodging, and workshops for the weekend. Limited to 16 participants. Participants must have a completed manuscript and must commit to reading three other full manuscripts prior to the retreat. Contact Neysa Jensen to register: neysajensen(at) msn (dot) com
Registration deadline: Sept. 1, 2011 Stonefly Lodge in Ashton, Idaho http://stoneflylodgeidaho.com/index.html
For my part, I can tell you Emma is awesomeness in human form. She was one of the mentors in the Nevada Mentorship Program last year and the folks who had her, loved her. (Not as much as I loved Susan, of course, but right up there within an inch or so.) Check her out on her Blog, or her website.
To give you a little background (lifted from Emma's website):
The summer before I graduated, I landed an internship as a “jack of all trades” assistant at Viking Children’s Books and once I earned my B.A in English Language and Literature from Smith, I returned to New York City to be an Editorial Assistant at Random House Children’s Books. I was then hired as Associate Editor for the legendary Margaret K. McElderry, whose eponymous imprint was part of Macmillan Children’s Books, and was later named Senior Editor of the imprint. After Margaret K. McElderry retired, I was made Vice President, Editorial Director, and in 2005 I became Vice President, Publisher of Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Margaret K. McElderry Books, imprints of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, a position I held until 2009.
Over the course of my twenty-five year career I’ve edited nearly five-hundred books for children and young readers, ranging in format from board books and picture books to poetry, novelty books, non-fiction, middle grade fiction, and young adult/teen fiction and fantasy.
See? Told you! Awesome.
Feel free to ask questions about the program here. I'll be happy to dig up answers for you and post them back.