Experience a different kind of workshop: intimate, intense and inspiring

Each year, we offer more than three dozen workshops covering a wide range of topics and offering encouragement for both beginning and published authors and illustrators. Workshops are led by children’s publishing professionals: editors, authors, art directors, publishers, agents, academics and others who are there to help you realize your creative goals.

Workshops are targeted, allowing you to choose the topic that exactly meets your writing needs. From sports to nature, from magazines to books, from fiction to nonfiction and from pictures books to young adult novels – our faculty will be your guides.

Whether you want to spend a long weekend immersed in a topic, retreat for a week to finish your novel, or dive into an intense week-long retreat guided by award-winning authors, we have the perfect workshop for you.

Each workshop will be specialized according to the subject, but all programs offer:

  • Sessions from children’s literature professionals
  • Focused one-on-one feedback with faculty
  • Ample time to write and review
  • Special guests from the industry
  • Hands-on writing exercises
  • Group discussion

Our workshops fill quickly and have limited space. See our upcoming workshops and join us!

Workshops

“This workshop was fabulous. The faculty and accommodations were above and beyond anything I had expected. Highlights Foundation workshops are truly a place for writers to learn and grow.”

Tracy Sottosanti
Waxhaw, NC