“I’ve been to numerous conferences and workshops over the years. This workshop was the very best workshop I’ve ever attended. I’m so happy I invested the time, money, and travel to attend—I would do it again.”
“The staff is what consistently continues to impress me. They go above and beyond in everything they do. When I’m there, I don’t have to worry about anything but learning, nurturing my creativity, and writing.”
Welcome to our community! If you’ve never been here before, logistics may seem overwhelming. But we make that part easy, so you can focus on learning and your creative spirit.
Our Retreat Center is located near the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania. It’s worlds away from the grind of daily life, but we make it easy for you to get here.
Need help finding the right flight for you? Lisa from Travel by Lisa lives locally and knows how to find the best flights into Scranton or Newark. (570-253-2727, Lisa@travelbylisa.org)
What’s our airport transportation like? Read a story about it.
Find the workshop you want to register for, and click “Register now.”
Complete the form, giving us information about:
You can choose to pay a deposit, or pay the full workshop price on your credit card.
If you choose the deposit option, we’ll secure your spot and then charge the rest 6-8 weeks before the workshop start date. If you would like to set up a different payment plan, email email@example.com for details.
If you’re choosing a workshop with an application process (this is noted on the workshop description page where applicable), we will not charge your credit card until you have applied to and been accepted into the workshop. You should not make travel arrangements for application-based workshops until you receive confirmation of your acceptance.
If you need to cancel for any reason, the any monies paid can be applied toward a future workshop or Unworkshop stay.
Once you are registered, someone from our office will confirm your details and let you know if there are any issues with your choices.
They’ll also contact you to gather information about your travel plans and set your airport/bus shuttle schedule if needed. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org at any time for logistics questions.
As it gets closer, you’ll receive more detailed information specific to your workshop/experience as required.
When you arrive, you’ll get to relax, learn and enjoy. And you’ll leave with knowledge, a renewed zest for your craft, and connections to a community of like-minded children’s writers, illustrators, and publishing professionals.
“I’ve been to many conferences and workshops and I teach a workshop every summer but coming to a Highlights workshop has been on my bucket list for years. It even exceeded my high expectations. Hard to put into words but the whole experience was magical. Being in a nurturing bubble, totally immersed in writing was amazing. No newspapers, no TV, no laundry to do or meals to cook, just writing. And learning from amazing mentors. And talking about writing. And writing some more… Bliss.”