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 The Rhyme

Revolution Weekend


is marching into New Harmony, Indiana

October 10th-12th!

Fall in New Harmony

On the evening of Friday December 4th, we will be announcing the 2015 BEST IN RHYME at an exclusive award ceremony. This is a red carpet, live, streaming announcement of the best Rhyming Picture Book of 2015, nominated and voted on by Angie Karcher’s RhyPiBoMo (Rhyming Picture Book Month) group, which consists of over 400 serious rhymers. One winner and several honor books will be awarded. Thanks to KidLitTV and Julie Gribble for hosting this exciting award ceremony. It will be fabulous!

This evening is by *invitation only*.

New Harmony Labyrinth

Saturday, December 5th is the RPB Revolution Conference.

Join us if you write rhyming picture books and poetry!

This is NOT your typical poetry conference!


Downtown New Harmony, Indiana

*We will discuss our 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 easily when done to perfection.

Reject ~ What’s NOT working in RPB manuscripts.

Revolt ~ The story and meter MUST be perfection!

Rules ~ Poetic techniques and lyrical language

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 Karma Wilson

Author Lisa Wheeler

Author Miranda Paul

Author Jill Esbaum

Author Lori Mortensen

Editor ?

Agent ?

New Harmony Atheneum Visitors Center

This intimate setting provides a day of learning, sharing and schmoozing. Meet editors and agents and submit a RPB manuscript to them following the conference. Mingle and toast to a day well-spent with the faculty at the Poetry Post Card Schmooze that ends this glorious day celebrating rhyme!

The conference is being held at the Home of KidLitTV.

New Harmony Inn and Resort

504 North St,

New Harmony, IN 47631

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

Original Harmonist Log Cabins

Sunday, December 6, 2015 rounds out the RPB Revolution Weekend with a book signing with our conference faculty at the Evansville Barnes and Noble.

Time TBA


Author Karma Wilson

Author Lisa Wheeler

Author Miranda Paul

Author Jill Esbaum

Author Lori Mortensen

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