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WNAB: Native Children’s and YA Writing Intensive

The WNAB Native Children’s and YA Writing Intensive offers an opportunity for reflection, conversation, celebration, and manuscript and career development to Native/First Nations writers.

Location: The Writing Barn, Austin, Texas. If necessary, due to local COVID-19 restrictions, the Writing Intensive may move to a virtual format.

Date(s):Thursday, June 8, 2023, through Sunday, June 11, 2023

Registration Cost: $100. Proceeds from the program will support future Native Writing Intensives.

Registration scholarships are available. Most participants will receive scholarship support.

Lodging expenses during the intensive will be approximately $400. Lodging scholarships are also available.

The Native Children’s and YA Writing Intensive will offer an opportunity for reflection, conversation, celebration, and manuscript and career development.

We’ll be sharing insights, information, resources, and contacts related to children’s and YA writing, Native books for young readers, and the surrounding publishing world.

We’re committed to community building, nurturing new voices, supporting working literary artists, and serving kids and teens while centering the needs of Native youth.

Up to 14 participants will be invited to participate in the program, which will include discussions of manuscripts in progress.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on Feb. 6, 2023.

Scholarship priority will be given to early acceptances. As part of your application, please be sure to indicate on the application form whether financial assistance would be critical to your participation.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact