Tracy C. Gold


School Visits and Workshops

I currently offer workshops about creative writing and publishing for any age range, drawing on my experience publishing short stories, essays, and poems, and working for a literary agent. I am happy to create custom workshops. Popular topics include plotting novels, querying agents, submitting short stories and essays to publications, and the revision process.

In 2021, I will offer school visits for students from preschool through middle school. These interactive visits will focus on the process of researching, writing, revising, and publishing, as seen through the lens of my two picture books, “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat,” forthcoming from Sourcebooks eXplore in August 2021 and “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby,” forthcoming from Familius. I am also happy to customize school visits. “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat” would be a great book to help your class learn about wildlife and celebrate Halloween.

I am currently offering only virtual visits.

Please contact me at to start planning a workshop or visit!

Upcoming Class

“Writing Your Novel,” 10-week online course, Fall 2020, via Johns Hopkins Odyssey program
If you’ve always wanted to write a novel but you’ve never been able to stick with it—or get started—this is the course for you! Students can expect to have a rough first draft of a novel by the end of the course if they keep up with the schedule. Even if you can’t keep up with the schedule, by the end of the class, you’ll have more of a novel than you started with. National Novel Writing Month participants and memoirists are welcome to join. The class will be customized according to each student’s individual writing goals. I adore the Odyssey program and I’m so excited to be leading this class, which will happen online in real-time, Monday nights from 10/5/2020 to 12/7/2020, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Register here.