Upcoming Events for 2017



January 24 – February 1 at Echo Park Elementary School, Burnsville, Minnesota.



June 22 – 24 Historical Novel Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Young at Heart: Writing YA and Adult Crossover.

Panel Members:  Janet Graber, Loretta Ellsworth, Patrice Kindl.  Moderator: Irene Goodman.



6 lesson courses continue in my home for writers wishing to dig into the wonderful world of stories for the first time, or those simply wishing to brush up their writing skills.   Whatever the genre, be it historical fiction, contemporary fiction, YA and middle-grade fiction, or picture book writing, each course is specifically designed based on the needs of each individual student.



These meetings are preferably for those having completed a 6 session writing course.   Manuscripts in progress are discussed in a relaxed and nurturing atmosphere.  Nominal fee.  Tea and cookies included!



$2.00 per page for a novel length work, typed and double-spaced.

$50.00 per picture book manuscript, typed and double-spaced, up to 1,000 words.



I am available for workshops, elementary through high school, with a focus on characterization, setting, dialogue and plot, plus large doses of inspiration.

Contact me at events@janetgraber.com

Writing Workshop Review

‘All areas covered were essential, jam packed with nuggets of information, perfect!’


‘Charged your batteries – gets you thinking – excellent mix of personal experiences and practical advice.  Excellent class…much more than I expected, excellent content, she was fabulous!  Honest, realistic and supportive.’


‘I came home energized to write my book.   Yippee!’


‘For the first time it all made sense.’


‘At last I understand how to dig deep to make my characters real.  Amazing!’


-Writing Workshop Participants