Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

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June 01, 2021 - July 31, 2022

Muslim Storytellers Fellowship

The Highlights Foundation has announced a two-year fellowship in children's literature for Muslim Storytellers. The fellowship is funded by a grant with the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s (DDFIA) Building Bridges Program. The mission of the Building Bridges Program is to support national efforts, working with U.S. Muslims, to increase mutual understanding and well-being […]

December 01, 2021 - December 31, 2022

Personal Retreats 3+ Nights Inquiry

Imagine your own private retreat in a picturesque setting – currently just $500 for a three night stay with all meals and amenities included! We believe all writers and artists can benefit from the gift of time: time to create and time to dream. That’s why we developed a program that gives you the opportunity to create your own retreat. In a “Personal Retreat,” time […]

February 07, 2022 - February 08, 2022

Create Your Novel’s Style Guide: A Two-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Monday, February 7, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm EST) Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm EST) Webinar-style program with closed captioning available and limited interaction in the chat Novelists, join us for two evening sessions to develop your book’s editorial style guide so you can keep details clear, concise, […]

February 09, 2022 - April 13, 2022

Crash Course in Children's Publishing: Everything You Need to Know

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course 10 weeks of programming (mix of live and recorded) Live Lectures Wednesdays, 8pm – 9pm Eastern (February 9, 23; March 9, 16, 23; April 13) Recorded programming released on weeks when live sessions aren’t held Optional Live Office Hours beginning on Friday, February 11 at 11am Ongoing discussion threads with engaged […]

February 15, 2022 - March 31, 2022

Getting To Know Your Novel

OVERVIEW Multi-Week Online Course Live Lectures with closed captioning available Tuesdays at 12-1:30pm EST (February 15, 22, and March 1, 8) Optional Live Office Hours Mondays at 12-1pm EST (February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21) Small group, guest faculty-led manuscript workshopping of first chapter, synopsis, and cover letter (6-8 writers per group; date/time will […]

February 19, 2022 - May 21, 2022

Emotional Impact & Your Picture Book

OVERVIEW: Multi-Month Online Course 4 months of programming Live Lectures the third Saturday of each month (February 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21) from 12pm Eastern – 4pm Eastern Optional Live Office Hours Thursdays, February 24 – May 19 at 7pm Eastern Weekly Discussions in Virtual Classroom with engaged faculty responses In-course 1:1 […]

February 22, 2022 - February 24, 2022

Rhyming Picture Books: A Two-Night Mini

OVERVIEW: A Two-Night Mini Online Course Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm EST) Thursday, February 24, 2022 (7pm – 8:15pm EST) Webinar-style program with closed captioning available and limited interaction in the chat Optional short submission of rhyming stanza (no more than 6 lines), due at time of registration Optional post-course critique opportunity available […]

February 28, 2022 - November 21, 2022

Craft, Community & Your Career: A Support Group for Experienced Storytellers

OVERVIEW: Multi-Month Online Course 10 months of programming Kick off gathering Monday, February 28, 7pm – 9pm Eastern Live sessions on the third Monday of the month at 7-9pm* Eastern, with a hiatus for the summer (March 21, April 18, and May 16; September 19, October 17, and November 21) (*Note: 7-8pm Eastern will include […]

March 22, 2022 - April 26, 2022

Line Editing Your MG or YA Novel

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course Live Lectures (with closed captioning) Tuesdays at 7-8pm EST (March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26) Weekly Writing assignments March 22 – April 19 Connection with peers in the virtual classroom and optional Community Office Hours for peer-to-peer discussion 1:1 20-minute phone consultation about your project (no written feedback) Weekly […]

April 06, 2022 - May 05, 2022

Plotting & Structuring Your Verse Novel

OVERVIEW: Multi-Week Online Course Plotting a verse novel comes with its own unique needs and opportunities. Join Cordelia Jensen to analyze plot structures (non-"traditional," "traditional," and everything in between), and then outline your project in this five-week, highly engaging plotting intensive specifically designed for verse novelists. Live sessions at 1:30pm EASTERN each Wednesday, April 6 […]

April 07, 2022 - April 10, 2022

Creating Picture Books with Humor and Heart: A Working Retreat

OVERVIEW: In-person 4-Day/3-Night Workshop and Retreat This is an in-person workshop at our Retreat Center with lectures, writing exercises, faculty consultations, and small-group manuscript workshopping. Ample time for independent writing, meeting informally with fellow conferees, and re-charging your muse. Lodging and meals are included. Begins at with dinner 5:30pm Eastern on Thursday, April 7 Ends with lunch at 1:00pm […]

May 01, 2022 - May 05, 2022

The Craft and Heart of Writing Poetry for Children

OVERVIEW: In-person 5-Day/4-Night Workshop and Retreat This is an in-person workshop at our Retreat Center with lectures, writing exercises, and faculty consultations. We include ample time to relax, retreat, and work on your own writing. Lodging and meals are included. Begins at with dinner 5:30pm Eastern on Sunday, May 1 Ends with lunch at 1:00pm […]

June 12, 2022 - June 16, 2022

In-Company: Community Retreat for Experienced Authors and Illustrators

OVERVIEW: In-person 5-Day/4-Night Workshop and Retreat This is an in-person workshop at our Retreat Center with with inspirational sessions and opportunities for time in the company of fellow creatives. We include ample time to relax, retreat, and work on your own projects. Lodging and meals are included. Optional consultations are available as an add-on to […]

On Demand

Getting Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel Unstuck: On-Demand 2022

OVERVIEW: Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course 7 pre-recorded online sessions you can access on-demand for up to 6 months from the date of your registration. A 20-minute Zoom call with Erin or Chris after you register. Optional monthly office hours on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-8pm EST for up to 6 months from […]

On Demand

Seize the Reader: Writing for Emotional Impact, An On Demand Online Course

OVERVIEW: Online, On-Demand Self-Paced Course Included are 4 pre-recorded online sessions you can access on-demand for up to 6 months from the date of your registration Access to live Community Office Hours Mondays at noon Eastern is available for up to 6 months from the date of your registration.  These will be mostly for peer […]

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