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 The Rhyme

Revolution Weekend

in New Harmony, Indiana

October 25th – 28th, 2018 HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

I hope to reschedule this in the future


Fall in New Harmony

The fall colors will inspire and provide for a lovely setting for our 4 day rhyming picture book conference!

New Harmony Labyrinth

Tour New Harmony, full of history and artistic finds, including a labyrinth, a roofless church and original log cabins from the Harmonists, the original settlers of this area.

HERE is a documentary on New Harmony that you might find interesting.

Downtown New Harmony, Indiana

We will discuss the four R’s of Rhyming Picture Books: Reject, Revolt, Rules and Rewards.  This beloved genre, when done professionally, is tough to write and often tough to sell. Our amazing faculty will share personal tips and insight on how rhyme sells when done to perfection.

Rules ~ Picture book rules first

Reject ~ Don’t follow the rhyme…it will lead you astray

Revolt ~ The story and meter MUST be perfection!

Rewards ~ The heart of the story brings them back!

Most rhyming manuscripts that editors receive are really, REALLY bad! That’s why rhyming is discouraged. Frequently authors focus on the rhyme rather than the story.  Often they don’t apply meter and poetic techniques with the rigor needed to polish their manuscripts to their full “rhyming shine” potential.  Learn how to write professional rhyme that revolutionizes the way RPBs are perceived and celebrated!

New Harmony Inn and Resort



Author Lisa Wheeler

Author Miranda Paul

Author Jill Esbaum

Author Lori Mortensen

Editor Emma Ledbetter with Antheneum/Simon and Schuster

Agent – Adria Goetz with Martin Literary Management

New Harmony Atheneum Visitors Center

This intimate setting provides a day of learning, sharing and schmoozing. Meet an editor and an agent and submit a RPB manuscript to them following the conference.

The conference is being held at 

The New Harmony Inn and Resort

504 North St,

New Harmony, IN 47631

See a brief video of the hotel and grounds HERE


There is limited space so register today if you plan to attend.

Registration is limited to 50 attendees!

Original Harmonist Log Cabins

Sunday, October 28, 2018 rounds out the Rhyme Revolution Weekend with a book signing/book fair  with our conference faculty at the Evansville Barnes and Noble.

Time TBA


Author Lisa Wheeler

Author Jill Esbaum

Author Lori Mortensen

Author Miranda Paul

Authors will participate in a panel discussion, read and sign their latest rhyming picture books. Don’t miss this chance to meet these amazing authors!

New Harmony Roofless Church


Ready to register? HERE is the Registration Page!