Upcoming Workshops



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 […]

June 01, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Personal Retreats 3+ Nights

Imagine your own private retreat in a picturesque setting – currently just $149/day! 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 called “Unworkshops” that gives you the opportunity to create your own retreat. In an “Unworkshop,” time […]

October 27, 2021 - December 15, 2021

Revising Your Verse Novel: A Three-Part Online Workshop

TYPE & LENGTH: Seven-week, online course (October 27-December 15) Revise your verse novel through weekly lectures, discussions, and writing exercises-- Some live via Zoom, and some self-guided. You'll have one peer workshopping opportunity of 8-10 poems, as well as informal feedback on all writing exercises. PARTICIPANT CAP: 16 WHY THIS WORKSHOP? The verse novel is […]

December 07, 2021 - December 09, 2021

A Two-Part Online Mini: Think Like an Artist to Publish Like an Author

TYPE & LENGTH: Webinar-style, Online (Facilitated with community participation limited to chat and Q & A) Two, 75-minute Zoom sessions ( Tuesday, December 7 &  Thursday, December 9, 7-8:15pm Eastern) WHY THIS WORKSHOP? A good picture book involves a successful collaboration between text and art. What if you aren’t both author and illustrator? How do […]

December 14, 2021 - December 14, 2021

A One Night Picture Book Mini: Find Your Story and Craft Your Pitch

TYPE & LENGTH: Webinar-style, Online (Facilitated with community participation limited to chat and Q & A) One, 90-minute Zoom session (December 14, 7-8:30pm Eastern) WHY THIS WORKSHOP? If you're interested in illustrating or writing picture books, join author/illustrator Courtney Pippin-Mathur for this one-night mini course. Courtney will talk about turning an idea or a drawing […]

On Demand

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 […]

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