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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Free #HFGather: 2024 Scholarship Celebration and Information Session
Starts: January 24, 2024
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.
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: A Quick Jolt of Inspiration to Remind Us Why We Do This (Kids) and a Summer Camp Reunion to Remind Us How We Do It (Together)
If you missed the live session, you can watch it here. Please note: closed captions are being added to the video below. When they are finished, you can see them by hovering over the bottom of the video and choosing the “CC” icon. A Jolt of Inspiration, Indeed! Program...
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...
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...
As part of the Highlights Foundation’s Essential Conversations series for children’s book storytellers, we hosted a four-day retreat in collaboration with Rebecca Dykes Memorial Writers. The retreat was thoughtfully formed to offer a safe environment for writers to...
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...
Jas Hammonds, Anna-Marie McLemore, NoNieqa Ramos and Em Dickson joined us for a PRIDE Celebration of Stories. They had a wonderful conversation with Highlights Foundation team members Alison Green Myers and Alexandra Villasante about: Supporting stories you love and...
We celebrated Children's Book Week (and Teacher Appreciation Week!) with an #HFGather featuring author Sarah Aronson talking with Amy Guglielmo, Creative Director for Reading Rainbow Live. The two had an enthusiastic conversation about: Amy's work as an artist, art...
Our #HFGather celebration of poetry was a wonderful way to celebrate National Poetry Month! Padma and Margarita shared poems and conversation about: From Margarita: "Poetry is a refuge for your emotions." The musicality of poetry: "There is a hope and joy and beauty...
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