2022 Black Creators HQ Meet, Greet, and Retreat

June 23 - 26, 2022


In-person 4-Day/3-Night, Black Creators HQ Meet, Greet, and Retreat

  • This is an in-person retreat for Black Creatives.
  • There will be time to work on your own stories, connect with fellow creatives, and retreat.
  • Lodging and meals are included.
  • Check-in between 3pm – 5pm Eastern on Thursday, June 23
  • Ends at 1:00pm Eastern on Sunday, June 26
  • 20 participants max (with an option to share accommodations at registration)


Join Black Creators in Kidlit as we pack the grounds at the Highlights Foundation for our first annual BCHQ Meet, Greet, and Retreat! Get to know all of the opportunities and big things happening at BCHQ while you take time to focus on your own creative projects. Malcolm Newsome will host our long weekend together with opportunities for us to connect, vibe, and spend time working on craft.
Black Creators HQ Retreat
While this retreat is thoughtfully hosted by BCHQ, you do not need to be a current member of Black Creators HQ. This retreat is open to all Black creatives for shared time together in this creative space! If you are already a part of Black Creators HQ, please direct all BCHQ specific questions to Malcolm Newsome via Slack.

While at the retreat, every accommodation option includes a personal workspace, and you’ll find various spaces around the grounds to get work done or take a nature walk if you need a change of pace or some inspiration.


All in-person Highlights Foundation workshops and retreats (including this one) are held at our Retreat Center: The Barn at Boyds Mills.  This site was the home of the original founders of Highlights for Children Garry and Caroline Myers, and is located in the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania on the traditional and contemporary lands of the Lenape Nation.

Your retreat fee includes lodging, farm-fresh meals with snacks, and shuttle service from our local airport or bus/train stations if you need it.  For more information about attending a workshop or retreat here, visit the Barn at Boyds Mills website.

The Highlights Foundation strives for a safe and inclusive environment. You will have access to our Community Standards prior to the workshop where we ask for your respectful engagement with fellow creatives, including our faculty and staff.



Malcolm Newsome
Host author Malcolm Newsome, on behalf of BCHQ! Please direct all BCHQ specific questions to Malcolm Newsome via the BCHQ Slack.


All-inclusive registration includes workshop tuition, lodging, meals, beverages, and snacks.

Free shuttle service is available from the local airport, train, and bus station, or you can park on site. Get more logistics information here.

Pay in full or secure your spot with a deposit of $200 and payment plans as low as $75/month. We'll be in touch with details after you register.

Do you want help finding a workshop or resources that will fit your needs? Talk to one of our ambassadors.

workshop information

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