Programs


February 24 - November 30, 2021

The Brown Bookshelf Presents: Amplify Black Stories 2021

A Year of Connection for Black Storytellers & Bridge-Building for Children’s Book Publishing Teams to Amplify Black Stories In partnership…
All genres
Career Building Blocks
Creator Self-Care and Development
Essential Conversations
Online
April 15 - 18, 2021

Personal Retreat April 15 – 18, 2021

Thursday, April 15 - Sunday, April 18, 2021 (3 nights; $500) Add an extra night(s) to arrive Wednesday or leave…
In-Person
Retreat Only
Unworkshop
April 19 - June 11, 2021

Find Your Poetry Muse: An Eight Week Creative Journey Online Course Apr-Jun 2021

Online Course Info: This is an eight-week online course that features Monday LIVE Zoom guided workshops with sample poems, writing…
Creator Self-Care and Development
Expanding Careers or Genres
Mar-May
Online
Poetry
Writing Craft
April 21 - May 19, 2021

Liberations and Limitations in Writing Verse Novels Online Course Apr-May 2021

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Online Course Info: This…
Career Building Blocks
Mar-May
Novels
Online
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Waitlisted
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
April 22 - 25, 2021

Personal Retreat April 22 – 25, 2021

Please note: this retreat weekend is fully booked. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Thursday, April…
In-Person
Retreat Only
Unworkshop
Waitlisted
April 29 - May 2, 2021

Personal Retreat April 29 – May 2, 2021

Thursday, April 29 - Sunday, May 2, 2021 (3 nights; $500) Add an extra night(s) to arrive Wednesday or leave…
In-Person
Retreat Only
Unworkshop
May 6 - 7, 2021

World Building: Construct Real and Fantastical Worlds, a Two-Day Intensive May 2021

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 2 afternoons (90 minute sessions)…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
Just Getting Started
Mar-May
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
May 6 - 9, 2021

Personal Retreat May 6 – 9, 2021

Thursday, May 6 - Sunday, May 9, 2021 (3 nights; $500) Add an extra night(s) to arrive Wednesday or leave…
In-Person
Retreat Only
Unworkshop
Waitlisted
May 13 - 27, 2021

Writing About Mental Health in Youth Literature: Impact & Experience

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 3 sessions (May 13, 20,…
Essential Conversations
Just Getting Started
Mar-May
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
May 13 - 16, 2021

Personal Retreat May 13 – 16, 2021

Thursday, May 13 - Sunday, May 16, 2021 (3 nights; $500) Add an extra night(s) to arrive Wednesday or leave…
In-Person
Retreat Only
Unworkshop
May 15 - 16, 2021

Getting Your Story Unstuck: A Weekend Intensive for Writers of Chapter Books, MG, and YA Novels

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: May 15 & 16, 2021…
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Just Getting Started
Mar-May
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
May 18 - 19, 2021

Picture Book Revision-Mini Online Course: A Two-Pack Bundle

TYPE: Online (Webinar-style, limited participant interaction.) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: Two 75-minute…
Mar-May
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
May 18 - 19, 2021

Poetry as Inspiration: A Two-Part Mini

TYPE & LENGTH: Webinar-style, Online (Facilitated with community participation limited to chat and Q & A) Two 75-minute Zoom sessions…
All genres
Just Getting Started
Mar-May
Online
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Writing Craft
May 20 - 23, 2021

DIY Revision for Your Novel or Nonfiction

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 4 Days (Thursday, May 20…
Mar-May
Nonfiction
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
Writing Intensive
May 20 - 23, 2021

Personal Retreat May 20 – 23, 2021

Thursday, May 20 - Sunday, May 23, 2021 (3 nights; $500) Add an extra night(s) to arrive Wednesday or leave…
In-Person
Unworkshop
June 1 - 18, 2021

Writing the Rainbow: Crafting Picture Books With LGBTQIA+ Themes Online Workshop Jun 2021

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 3 weeks (June 1-18, 2021)…
Essential Conversations
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
June 4 - 18, 2021

Deep Dive into Children’s Book Illustration: A Two-Week Artist Intensive

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 2 weeks (June 4-16) PARTICIPANT…
Almost ready to submit
Expanding Careers or Genres
Illustration Craft
June-Aug
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
June 9 - August 11, 2021

Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know Online Course Jun-Aug 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
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Working on a draft
June 14 - 17, 2021

Developing a Series in Chapter Books Online Workshop

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 4 days PARTICIPANT CAP: 20…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
June-Aug
Just Getting Started
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
The Business of Publishing
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 1 - December 31, 2021

Meditations for Writers & Illustrators: An On Demand Course 2021

This is an on-demand course. You can begin it at any time. Online Course Info: This is an "on demand"…
All genres
Creator Self-Care and Development
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
October 1 - December 31, 2021

Getting Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel Unstuck: An On Demand Online Workshop 2021

This is an on-demand course. You can begin it at any time. You will have access to the course for…
Novels
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft