Gather, a KidLit Podcast

Gather: A Kidlit Podcast

Listen in as we talk to kidlit creators about the craft of writing and illustrating books for children, and take a deeper look at what’s happening at the Highlights Foundation.

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#HFGather: 2023 Scholarship Celebration and Information Session

#HFGather: 2023 Scholarship Celebration and Information Session

Alison Green Myers celebrated our 2023 scholarship program with some special guests: 2022 scholarship recipients Christiana Doucette, Sid Champagne and Jenniffer Jones and faculty member Sarah Aronson, who spoke very briefly about the Whole Novel Workshops, as those...

#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

Illustrators Pat Cummings, Shadra Strickland, Xindi Yan and Rudy Gutierrez joined us to talk about this important topic! Pat moderated a lively conversation, asking the others to talk about the kinds of work they've done and to share some of their experience and...

#HFGather: Empowering Readers and Reader Choice with Julia Torres

#HFGather: Empowering Readers and Reader Choice with Julia Torres

Highlights Foundation's Alison Green Myers and Alex Villasante had a wonderful conversation with educator, advocate, and activist Julia Torres: Empowering Readers and Reader Choice. Among the things they discussed: The importance of encouraging young people to...

Watch Our Pride Celebration of Stories

Watch Our Pride Celebration of Stories

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...

A Celebration of Poetry with Padma Venkatraman and Margarita Engle

A Celebration of Poetry with Padma Venkatraman and Margarita Engle

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...

Ask Me Anything About Scholarships Office Hour

Ask Me Anything About Scholarships Office Hour

Update 3/14/22: The scholarship application period for 2022 is now closed. We just introduced a new scholarship application process! In this Ask Me Anything, Program Director Alison Green Myers answered questions for attendees, like: Can you apply if you don't live in...

#HFGather: Scholarship Information and Celebration Night

#HFGather: Scholarship Information and Celebration Night

Update 3/14/22: The scholarship application period for 2022 is now closed. We just introduced a new scholarship application process and we wanted to gather with the community to answer questions and to celebrate our special scholarships. Alison Green Myers and Alex...

Ask Me Anything About Workshops and Retreats Office Hour

Ask Me Anything About Workshops and Retreats Office Hour

Do you have a question before you make an investment in a Highlights Foundation workshop? Is there an online course that sounds appealing, but you're not sure if it's the right fit for you? Do you need more information before you make plans to travel to our Retreat...

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