Workshops

Dates
Title
Action
Topics
October 8–October 11, 2017
The Art and Craft of Nature Writing and Illustration 2017

Discover nature and stories through guided observations, research, and mentoring. In order to help children and young adults foster a >>

  • Nonfiction
October 19–October 22, 2017 Waitlisted
The Fundamentals of Writing Biography 2017

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list! Engage children in the lives >>

  • Nonfiction
October 22–October 24, 2017
Digital Storytelling: Techniques for Creating Engaging Experiences On Screens 2017

Looking for more ways to tell or draw your stories? Join us to review the latest children’s digital products. This >>

  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
  • Picture Books
October 26–October 29, 2017
DIY Repair Kit for Writers: Get Your Fixer-Upper Ready to Sell 2017

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

  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
  • Writing Intensive
January 28–February 4, 2018 Presale
Carolyn P. Yoder’s Alumni Retreat January 2018

A special and unusual retreat, open only to graduates of Carolyn P. Yoder’s workshops. Participants will come together for seven >>

  • Nonfiction
May 7–May 12, 2018 Presale
Writing and Revising Narrative Nonfiction 2018

Learn narrative nonfiction storytelling skills and get the feedback you need to complete your revision.   Please check back soon >>

  • Nonfiction
  • Writing Intensive
June 21–June 24, 2018 Presale
A Beginner’s Guide to Historical Fiction 2018

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

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
July 8–July 13, 2018 Presale
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 >>

  • Nonfiction
  • Novels
  • Picture Books
July 15–July 19, 2018 Presale
Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children & Young Adults 2018

Work with our talented group of mentors to explore factual writing! Nonfiction matters. Publishers crave it. Teachers and librarians need >>

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

Intended for writers wanting to revise a draft of a manuscript and explore proven techniques for self-editing. In this working >>

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Writing Intensive