#HFGather

Free Online Sessions

#HFGathers are free online webinars for children’s writers, illustrators, and storytellers at any level.  We’d love for you to join us in community.  All are welcome. We also hold occasional online Ask Me Anything sessions, where you can ask questions about upcoming workshops.

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Upcoming #HFGathers

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Recordings of Past Sessions

When the COVID pandemic required everyone to stay home, we began #HFGather, a series of free online sessions to help us stay connected during that time. What we discovered is that we don’t need to be on campus to feel our community. As our #HFGather host Sarah Aronson says: “We know how to make community even when we can’t be together.”

Below are recordings from past sessions that you can browse and watch at your convenience.

#HFGather: Here Comes Summer–Reading, Swimming and Gathering

#HFGather: Here Comes Summer–Reading, Swimming and Gathering

Valerie Bolling, Jack Wong, Lucy Ruth Cummins and Emily Joof kicked off summer by sharing four picture books about swimming; revealing the story behind their stories, and have a conversation about representing diversity in picture books. If you missed the live...

#HFGather: Crafting and Sharing Books from the Heart

#HFGather: Crafting and Sharing Books from the Heart

Author/agent Sera Rivers and agent Linda Camacho joined us for an #HFGather conversation facilitated by author Heather Demetrios about their personal experiences crafting and sharing books with readers--Sera sharing as an author shaping her past into a novel and...

#HFGather: 2024 Scholarship Celebration and Information Session

#HFGather: 2024 Scholarship Celebration and Information Session

Update 2/1/24: our 2024 scholarship application period is now closed. To be informed of future scholarship opportunities, join the mailing list. #HFGather: 2024 Scholarship Celebration and Information Session Highlights Foundation Program Director Alison Green Myers...

#HFGather: Pride & Joy, an Antidote for Erasure

#HFGather: Pride & Joy, an Antidote for Erasure

If you missed the live session, you can watch it here.Please note: closed captions are available in the video below. You can see them by hovering over the bottom of the video and choosing the “CC” icon.Overview Authors NoNieqa Ramos, Vicki Johnson, Alexandra...

#HFGather: 2023 Scholarship Celebration and Information Session

#HFGather: 2023 Scholarship Celebration and Information Session

Update 2/11/23: our 2023 scholarship application period is now closed. To be informed of future scholarship opportunities, join the mailing list. Alison Green Myers celebrated our 2023 scholarship program with some special guests: 2022 scholarship recipients...

#HFGather: Writing About Trauma and Grief for Kids

#HFGather: Writing About Trauma and Grief for Kids

At our latest #HFGather, authors Ally Malinenko, Amber McBride and Linda Epstein shared an honest and thoughtful conversation about writing about trauma and grief for kids and teens sensitively and honestly. The Gather began with each of the three authors reading a...

#HFgather: Income Streams for Children’s Book Illustrators

#HFgather: Income Streams for Children’s Book Illustrators

If you missed the live session, you can watch it here.For closed captions, hover over the bottom of the video and choose the “CC” icon. Listen to a podcast version of the #HFGather: Illustrators Pat Cummings, Shadra Strickland, Xindi Yan and Rudy Gutierrez joined us...

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