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Kindling Words West

April 7 - April 14

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For more than 20 years, Kindling Words has been the leading professional retreat for the children’s book world. Published authors and illustrators and editors hone the tools of their craft, engage in deep conversation with colleagues and fill the creative well with fresh ideas.

April 7-14, settle in among the tall northwestern pines for a week that will nourish our bodies and our creative spirits.


We will keep our customary KWW schedule, with morning yoga before breakfast, followed by a workshop and a day filled with deeply focused creation. Our evenings will host white-space discussions, and walks in the wide pine woods among spring blossoms.

All three Kindling Words strands are welcome, Authors, Illustrators and Editors, and 2019 is an illustrator-led year. We will have warm-up exercises for everyone with engaging, playful (and non-threatening) art workshops daily led by Jennifer Mann, a long-time Kindling Words beloved alum.

Please send all questions and/or correspondence about KW West to: [email protected]


April 7
April 14
Variable rate


Kindling Words West