Workshops

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Action
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June 24 - August 12, 2021

So You Want to be an Author/Illustrator?

TYPE & LENGTH: 8-week, facilitated online workshop with: Self-paced recordings and resources (minimum of 1.5 hours of content provided per…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
Illustration Craft
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
July 4 - August 5, 2021

Picture Book Character A-Z Online Course

TYPE & LENGTH: This 5-week online course is largely self-paced, with new content and assignments released weekly in our virtual…
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Writing Craft
July 8 - 11, 2021

Online Summer Camp in Fiction: Explore, Play, and Inspire

TYPE & LENGTH: A four day, online intensive (Thursday, July 8 through Sunday, July 11) centered on mentorship, inspiration, and…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Expanding Careers or Genres
Fiction
Idea
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Summer Camp Comprehensives
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
July 16 - 18, 2021

Online Summer Camp in Illustration: A Weekend Intensive in Artistic Inspiration

TYPE & LENGTH: A three day, online intensive (Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18) centered on mentorship, inspiration, and…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
Illustration Craft
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Summer Camp Comprehensives
The Business of Publishing
August 3 - September 30, 2021

Revision Retreat: A Multi-Month Program for All Writers

TYPE & LENGTH: This is an online program, but for an extra cost, you can choose to spend the final…
All genres
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Sept-Dec
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
September 12 - 15, 2021

PB&J: Picture Books and All That Jazz

TYPE & LENGTH: In-person 4-day/3-night retreat & workshop Retreat includes all accommodations and meals Workshop includes faculty presentations, writing exercises,…
Almost ready to submit
Idea
In-Person
Just Getting Started
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
September 22 - December 11, 2021

Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know Online Course Sept-Dec 2021

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 10 weeks PARTICIPANT CAP: 40…
Career Building Blocks
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Sept-Dec
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
October 19 - November 11, 2021

Submission-Ready with Heart: A Hands-On Workshop for Author/Illustrators

TYPE & LENGTH: Online (October 19-November 11) 3 week online course with live Zoom lectures on Tuesday evenings 1:1 sessions…
Almost ready to submit
Expanding Careers or Genres
Illustration Craft
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec