Our Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults explores nonfiction from many angles: the editorial, the business, and, most importantly, the art of telling true stories. Work with our talented group of mentors to:
Meet our award-winning faculty:
Sibert Medal Award Winner Larry Dane Brimner
Larry is the author of more than 200 fiction and nonfiction books for children. He is best known for his gritty works about the Civil Rights movement in America. His nonfiction book awards include:
Scholastic Associate Editor Amanda Shih
Amanda acquires and develops nonfiction for middle grade and young adult readers with a focus on historical, narrative, gift, and reference projects. She is currently looking for:
Author & Advocate Sandra Neil Wallace
Known for her investigative journalism and original narrative style, Sandra’s books for young readers focus on people who break barriers and change the world. Her book awards include:
Author & Poet Carole Boston Weatherford
Carole writes nonfiction biographies for children as well as poetry and historical fiction. Her book awards include:
Author & Editor Rich Wallace
Rich was a long-time editor at Highlights magazine and the author of both fiction and nonfiction for children and teens. His book awards include:
Author Emma Otheguy
Emma is the author of the forthcoming Pope Francis: Builder of Bridges and the bilingual picture book Martí’s Song for Freedom, which received five starred reviews and these notables:
Journalist & Professor Peter P. Jacobi
Peter is professor emeritus of journalism at Indiana University and a long-time faculty member of the Highlights Foundation who continues to offer exceptional instruction and mentorship at our workshops.
Author Jan Cheripko
Jan is the author of seven books for children and young adults, including the award-winning YA novel, Imitate the Tiger. He has been a featured author at NCTE, ILA and numerous regional, state and local educational conferences.
This talented team of experts will help you get your story where it needs to go! You’ll need to submit a sample of writing that you would like to use for your first one-on-one session by June 15: either one completed picture book manuscript, up to 10 pages of a longer piece of nonfiction, or a book proposal.
Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults
July 15-19, 2018
Posted on: June 4, 2018