Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

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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. Online Course Info: Whether you’ve jotted down ideas for a novel but can’t get your story off the ground, you’re stuck in the middle of a draft with no idea of where to go next, or you’ve written most of the book but […]

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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" course consisting of 12 pre-recorded, guided meditations and a 12-page meditation guide. Your registration includes a pdf of the meditation guide and six-months of access to the 12 videos included in this package. What You'll […]

February 20, 2021 - March 02, 2021

Becoming a Nonfiction Writer: A Two-Part Online Course Feb-Mar 2021

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Online Course Info: You are ready to begin your work in writing nonfiction for children and teens, but where do you begin? Great idea, yes! But what about the submission process for nonfiction? What about digging deeper into curiosity, […]

February 24, 2021 - 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 with the Highlights Foundation, the Brown Bookshelf presents this year-long program set to amplify Black stories, with a focus on supporting Black storytellers while confronting industry challenges and fostering change. THE PROGRAM Amplify Black Stories […]

March 03, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Creating an Image System That Works for Your Verse Novel Online Course March 2021

Online Course Info: What is an image system? An image system is a series of images (can be a symbol or a metaphor or a simile) strung together in a narrative that, as they build, reveal character change and development. Image systems can help develop a stronger voice for your main character, use a poetic […]

March 03, 2021 - April 21, 2021

Line Editing Your MG or YA Novel (and Creating Your Book’s Style Guide!) Online Course Mar 2021

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. Online Course Info: This is an eight-week online course featuring live sessions with faculty, pre-recorded lectures, structured assignments, community interaction and goal-setting. Develop your book’s editorial style guide to keep details clear, concise, and consistent as you revise. Work […]

March 04, 2021 - March 25, 2021

Online Symposium for Jewish Children's & Teen Literature Mar 2021

Online Symposium Info: This virtual workshop, an entry in our "Essential Conversations" series, is an in-community intensive experience for Jewish storytellers of all types of content for children and teens. Each week we will bring forward and discuss a topic that pertains to creating and sustaining a career in writing as a Jewish storyteller. The […]

March 15, 2021 - March 25, 2021

The Art of Giving and Receiving Critique: A Three-Part Mini Online Course Mar 2021

Online Course Info: Do you belong to a critique group? Do you have a beta reader or critique partner? Are you planning to interact with an agent or editor via a virtual conference? Part of being a good writer is being a good reader/editor--knowing how to give feedback on a critique partner’s manuscript, and how […]

March 22, 2021 - March 23, 2021

Think Like an Artist to Publish Like an Author Online Course: A Two-Part Mini, March 2021

Online Course Info: A good picture book involves a successful collaboration between text and art. What if you aren’t both author and illustrator? How do you convince a publisher that your manuscript will make for a successful collaboration with an artist? I bet you’ve asked yourself: Should I include art notes? (You’re not alone!) This […]

March 25, 2021 - March 28, 2021

Personal Retreat March 25 - 28, 2021

Thursday, March 25 - Sunday, March 28, 2021 (3 nights; $500) Add an extra night(s) to arrive Wednesday or leave Monday if you wish ($150 per night) Your own personal retreat in a picturesque setting. No distractions, nothing to worry about. We’ll provide you with comfortable lodging, three chef-prepared meals per day, and a peaceful […]

April 01, 2021 - April 04, 2021

Spring Break Getaway April 1- 4, 2021

Thursday, April 1 - Sunday, April 4, 2021 (3 nights; $500 per person) Add an extra night(s) to arrive Wednesday or leave Monday if you wish ($150 per night) If you'd like group pricing for your family or loved ones, contact Jo Lloyd (Jo.LLoyd@highlightsfoundation.org). A getaway or retreat for yourself or yourself and your loved […]

April 05, 2021 - May 06, 2021

Picture Book Plotting A-Z Online Course Apr-May 2021

Online Course Info: Are you ready to do a deep, deep dive into picture book structure? This 5-week intensive with Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen features assignments for each letter of the "Picture Book Alphabet" as well as weekly LIVE Zoom sessions for all of your course related questions. If A is for ARC, and Z is for […]

April 08, 2021 - April 11, 2021

Personal Retreat April 8 - 11, 2021

Thursday, April 8 - Sunday, April 11, 2021 (3 nights; $500) Add an extra night(s) to arrive Wednesday or leave Monday if you wish ($150 per night) Your own personal retreat in a picturesque setting. No distractions, nothing to worry about. We’ll provide you with comfortable lodging, three chef-prepared meals per day, and a peaceful […]

April 09, 2021 - April 11, 2021

Picture Books: Inspiration and Perspiration Online Workshop Apr 2021

Online Workshop Info: Spend the weekend in picture book community at this online intensive that features lots of inspiration--and yes, perspiration! There will be live keynotes, office hours, informal discussion and fun group activities. The faculty will do one-to-one consultations with you on your complete picture book manuscript or dummy. Note: your manuscript or dummy […]

April 14, 2021 - May 12, 2021

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

Online Course Info: This is a 5-week online workshop that features weekly Wednesday evening “live” lectures, discussions, writing exercises, and roundtable sessions. You will be offered informal feedback on all writing exercises within the virtual course forum, and you will have multiple poems reviewed in workshop during our final live session. Online Workshop Participant Cap: […]

April 15, 2021 - April 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 Monday if you wish ($150 per night) Your own personal retreat in a picturesque setting. No distractions, nothing to worry about. We’ll provide you with comfortable lodging, three chef-prepared meals per day, and a peaceful […]

April 19, 2021 - 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 prompts, Q&A, and weekly assignments. On Fridays, there will be another LIVE session, for group workshopping of poems. Online Workshop Participant Cap: 12 students. What You'll Learn & Experience: Poet Gail Carson Levine will help […]

April 22, 2021 - April 25, 2021

Personal Retreat April 22 - 25, 2021

Thursday, April 22 - Sunday, April 25, 2021 (3 nights; $500) Add an extra night(s) to arrive Wednesday or leave Monday if you wish ($150 per night) Your own personal retreat in a picturesque setting. No distractions, nothing to worry about. We’ll provide you with comfortable lodging, three chef-prepared meals per day, and a peaceful […]

April 29, 2021 - May 02, 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 Monday if you wish ($150 per night) Your own personal retreat in a picturesque setting. No distractions, nothing to worry about. We’ll provide you with comfortable lodging, three chef-prepared meals per day, and a peaceful […]

May 06, 2021 - May 09, 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 Monday if you wish ($150 per night) Your own personal retreat in a picturesque setting. No distractions, nothing to worry about. We’ll provide you with comfortable lodging, three chef-prepared meals per day, and a peaceful […]

May 13, 2021 - May 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 Monday if you wish ($150 per night) Your own personal retreat in a picturesque setting. No distractions, nothing to worry about. We’ll provide you with comfortable lodging, three chef-prepared meals per day, and a peaceful […]

May 20, 2021 - May 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 Monday if you wish ($150 per night) Your own personal retreat in a picturesque setting. No distractions, nothing to worry about. We’ll provide you with comfortable lodging, three chef-prepared meals per day, and a peaceful […]

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