Intimate & inspiring workshops for children's authors and illustrators.
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The Experience

For more than thirty years, the Highlights Foundation has been fulfilling its mission of improving the quality of children’s literature by helping authors and illustrators hone their craft. We welcome you to join us at our picturesque Retreat Center nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains for one of more than forty annual workshops offered there. See for yourself what others have to say by continuing to read below.

“This workshop exceeded my greatest expectations—I am prepared to promote myself and my books to my market, in a knowledgeable and fun way. Now I know the pitfalls that may come my way, and the joys I’ll reap, if I promote myself well.”

ELISSA ELLIOTT
Rochester, MN
Life in the Spotlight

“The workshop leaders provided a special balance between honest feedback and sincere encouragement. Masters of their own craft, they take the time to get to know attendees and offer helpful, specific, advice. In a word, inspiring! The accommodations were perfect!”

Robyn Black, Gainesville, GA
Lynn Champagne, Ogden, UT

“The faculty/conferee ratio and the availability of the faculty are two of the best and unique features of these small workshops. It was truly an eyeopener to see things from an editor’s angle.”

CONNIE WOOLDRIDGE
Richmond, IN
Nonfiction—It’s More Than Just the Facts!

“Attending the workshop not only gave me deeper insight into writing, but it established new friendships and broadened my feeling of professionalism and capabilities. It was wonderful to get together with other writers who were more than willing to share their expertise and experiences.”

LORI MORTENSEN
Cameron Park, CA
Writing from the Heart