Through their dozens of yearly workshops, the Highlights Foundation works towards their mission of “improving the quality of children’s literature by helping authors and illustrators hone their craft.” The workshops are all specifically focused and designed to educate, enlighten, and encourage both new and published writers and illustrators. Workshops are led by a creative faculty of children’s publishing professionals; editors, agents, authors, publishers, and art directors, all there to help.
Workshops range in length from a weekend to a week, and all take place on the scenic campus in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Participants are housed in modern cabins with a rustic feel, and gather in the newly constructed Barn, a 5200 square foot conference center. Snacks are always available from the generous kitchen staff, but the gourmet meals are something to write home about.
Apply early, these workshops fill up fast!
Go to the Highlights Foundation website for a full list of future workshops and how to apply.
Dust or Magic eBook Retreat: Designing and Critiquing Narrative-Driven Interactive Media for Children
April 21 – April 23, 2013
Where Story Meets Poetry: Writing the Poetry Novel
April 25 – April 28, 2013
Nature Writing Boot Camp
May 5 – May 8, 2013
Science Writing Boot Camp
May 8 – May 11, 2013
The Poet’s Poetry Workshop
May 19 – May 23, 2013