Symposium for Jewish Children’s Literature: Novelists and Publishing Professionals

March 15 - 18, 2019


Beyond the Holocaust & Holidays: Who Are We & What Are We Writing?
Designed for established and emerging Jewish novelists and publishing professionals, as we explore writing for and about Jewish children and young adults.

What stories do today’s children need from Jewish book creators and about Jewish people? What stories speak to our varied experiences? And how can we diversify the existing body of Jewish children’s literature?

Join Katherine Locke, Adam Gidwitz, Rena Rossner, Susan Kusel, Rebecca Kuss, Jocelyn Davies, Shirley Idelson and Linda Epstein as we explore where Jewish novelists fit in the business of writing for children and teens.


Susan Kusel

Susan Kusel is an author, synagogue library director, an independent bookstore buyer, and children’s book consultant. She has served on…
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Linda Epstein

Linda Epstein is a senior agent at Emerald City Literary Agency, in the east coast office. She represents novels for…
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Ruth Horowitz

Special Guest Ruth Horowitz’s most recent picture book Saving Eli’s Library, was released in October 2020. Her other six books…
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All-inclusive registration includes workshop tuition, lodging, meals, beverages, and snacks. Free shuttle service is available from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) International Airport.

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workshop information

Begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 15, with an optional tour of Congregation Beth Israel, 615 Court St., Honesdale, PA, and ends on Monday, March 18, with lunch.

Our all-inclusive price means we provide transportation to and from the airport, lodging, all meals, unlimited snacks, and wireless Internet access.