Pro Groups

Online writing workshops facilitated by professionals

First Pages Events Multi-month Pro Groups

First Pages Events

Professional feedback on your first pages. Like a conference roundtable, but online.

How it works

  • 1. Sign up for your event

  • 2. Join your group on the event start date (we'll email you your invite)

  • 3. Submit your first pages.

  • 4.

    Exchange critique.

    Participants give one another inline and general comments on submissions. Your Pro will critique each member's work. 
  • 5.

    Debrief.

    After comments have been shared, event attendees meet online to share insights and ask questions.
Who should attend?

This workshop is for writers who have completed a manuscript and are interested in getting agent feedback. We recommend putting your best foot forward and self-editing before sharing with the group.



Upcoming First Page Events

Young Adult Fiction First Pages, with Saba Sulaiman

April 8th - May 4th

Focus: Young Adult

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Members: $83
Non-members: $100

Middle Grade Fiction First Pages, with Laurel Symonds

April 20th - May 19th

Focus: middle grade

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Members: $83
Non-members: $100

Picture Book Critiques, with Natalie Lakosil

April 1st - April 29th

Focus: picture books

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Members: $74
Non-members: $92

Middle Grade First Pages, with Fiona Kenshole (early June cohort)

June 1st - June 30th

Focus: middle grade

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Members: $95
Non-members: $112

MG and YA SFF First 15 Pages Critiques, with Quressa Robinson

June 1st - June 29th

Focus: Middle Grade SFF - Young Adult SFF

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Members: $95
Non-members: $112

(Un)Stuck in the Middle Lecture + Critiques

April 4th - April 30th

Focus: Fiction

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Members: $75
Non-members: $110

YA and Adult SFF First Pages with Quressa Robinson

May 31st - June 25th

Focus: fantasy - Science fiction

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Members: $95
Non-members: $112

Middle Grade, with Fiona Kenshole (mid-June cohort)

June 15th - July 15th

Focus: middle grade

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Members: $95
Non-members: $112

Picture Books, with Talia Benamy, Cohort 1

June 4th - July 3rd

Focus: picture books

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Members: $86
Non-members: $100

Picture Books, with Talia Benamy, Cohort 2

June 8th - July 3rd

Focus: picture books

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Members: $86
Non-members: $100

Workshops

Become a better writer with consistent peer and professional feedback.

Peer Workshop

Meet other writers for support, accountability and feedback. Members critique one another’s work, share resources and hold discussions.

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Professional Feedback

Get consistent feedback from a professional on multiple chapters or drafts. Get answers to your questions in monthly office hours sessions.



Multi-month workshop groups


Middle Grade PRO Workshop with Author Jen Malone

June 1st - August 31st

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Members: $270
Non-members: $330

Fiction, with Ellen Bryson

January 5th - April 18th

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Members: $355
Non-members: $410

Advanced Picture Book Writing Workshop, with Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

November 20th - March 11th

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Members: $265
Non-members: $310

Advanced Picture Book Writing, with Christina Pulles, Spring 2020

February 13th - June 15th

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Members: $270
Non-members: $325

Advanced Picture Book Writing, with Sean McCarthy, Spring 2020

March 5th - June 24th

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Members: $270
Non-members: $325

Advanced Middle Grade and Young Adult Workshop, Spring 2020

March 2nd - May 18th

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Members: $410
Non-members: $450

Deep Feedback Workshop, with Sangeeta Mehta

May 4th - July 10th

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Members: $285
Non-members: $320

Advanced Picture Book Writing with Sean McCarthy, Summer/Fall 2020

July 12th - November 25th

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Members: $270
Non-members: $330