Institute for Writers and Institute of Children’s Literature

Since 1969, the Institute of Children’s Literature has been teaching people how to write and get published. In 2015, Katie became the Director/CEO of both schools. Almost a half million students have learned to write and submit for publication by taking the college level courses through the institutes.

The Writers' Block

We’re a virtual community of writers giving out tools and input from industry experts, plus free live critiques and online workshops! Join us on the block!


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One-on-One Help

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Emma Walton Hamilton's Self-led courses

From Editor in a Box, to writing picture books to novels, Emma has something for you.