Support the Writing the Rainbow Scholarship Fund

Support the Writing the Rainbow Scholarship Fund

The Highlights Foundation is working to support LGBTQIA+ children’s writers. With your help, we can do even more.

This fall we are debuting a new picture book workshop, Writing the Rainbow: Crafting Picture Books with LGBTQIA+ Themes. Lesléa Newman and Rob Sanders will be leading this workshop at the Highlights Foundation Retreat Center.

The goal of this workshop is to help writers build strong stories that celebrate all children, families, and communities, and to provide authors with the opportunity to connect with publishing professionals. This is just the beginning. We plan to offer more workshops, and eventually mentorships for new authors. Writers love coming to the Highlights Foundation campus. It’s a safe place to create and grow, while building a supportive writing community.

We want to help authors and illustrators create the finest literature for children, and for every child to have representation.

We invite you to consider supporting our efforts to increase representation of the LGBTQIA+ community in children’s literature. Our goal is to be able to offer two full scholarships and three $500 scholarships to this workshop. All-inclusive tuition to this workshop is $1099. Please join us by donating online by September 8.

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And please share news of this workshop with your friends and colleagues!

Books by Leslea Newman and Rob Sanders