• JULY 28-31, 2022

    NEW YORK CITY


RYAN VAN CLEAVE

I’m the kid who ruined his eyes thanks to reading by flashlight under the covers. Now I help others read, write, and appreciate books, too. My passion is the written word in all of its impressive incarnations. And I’m always on the prowl for new writing, coaching, editing, speaking, teaching, or other creative projects–I’ve yet to run across an opportunity too small or too big!

These days, I run the creative writing major at the Ringling College of Art and Design which has an annual free-to-enter creative writing contest for high school students.

I’m also not-so-secretly known as the Picture Book Whisperer–the industry’s go-to person to help celebrities and high-profile clients write and sell children’s books.

 

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