Workshops

Dates
Title
Action
Topics
July 8–July 13, 2018
Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship 2018

Keynotes, workshops and a creative mentor to provide one-on-one support. The Highlights Foundation tackles summer camp a bit differently than >>

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
August 3–August 7, 2018
Revision Retreat 2018

All writers need to revise: this workshop will show you how. Whether you’re writing picture books, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, >>

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
  • Writing Intensive
August 8–August 12, 2018
Nuts & Bolts of Science Writing 2018

Energize readers through active fiction and nonfiction writing that shines the light on exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) >>

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Picture Books
August 12–August 18, 2018
Whole Novel Workshop MG/YA 2018

Revise and polish your novel in preparation for submission. Take your novel to the next level! Our instructors will challenge >>

  • Fiction
  • Novels
August 18–August 21, 2018
Responsible Representation: Writing Diverse Commercial Fiction for Middle-Grade and Young Adult Readers 2018

Explore ways to include diversity in your work and create authentic worlds and characters that provide windows and mirrors for >>

  • Deepening Perspectives
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
September 24–September 28, 2018
Taking Your Writing & Art to New Places: Published Authors and Illustrators at Work 2018

You’ve launched your career–now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow. We’re pleased to announce a brand-new workshop especially for published >>

  • Fiction
  • Illustrators
  • Writing Intensive
September 30–October 3, 2018
DIY Repair Kit for Writers: Get Your Fixer-Upper Ready to Sell 2018

For published and pre-published authors who have a novel that needs to be renovated for sale. Have a fixer-upper manuscript? >>

  • Fiction
  • Novels
October 4–October 7, 2018
Beginner’s Class in World Building and World Conjuring 2018

Writers of speculative, science fiction, magical realism or fantasy novels: this workshop will teach you the techniques of worldbuilding, the >>

  • Fiction
  • Novels
October 21–October 24, 2018
Elements of Plot with Grace Lin and Padma Venkatraman 2018

Find your way through your novel, from point to point and place to place. Crafting engaging characters and an interesting >>

  • Fiction
  • Novels
October 28–October 31, 2018
Fundamental STEPS to Writing Historical Fiction 2018

Give your historical fiction a strong start by learning the fundamentals of this popular genre. Are you writing a novel >>

  • Fiction
November 4–November 7, 2018
Unlocking Your Story: Forms and Genres, a Mashup 2018

Is your work-in-progress begging to break free? Find the form that best fits the story you hope to tell. Join >>

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Writing Intensive
November 4–November 8, 2018
Getting Your Middle Grade and Young Adult Novel Unstuck 2018

An intimate workshop for middle grade and young adult authors looking to explore or revise and polish a work in >>

  • Fiction
  • Novels