Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

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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 […]

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) Meal service begins with dinner on your arrival day, and ends with lunch on your departure day. If you need flexibility on your arrival and departure days or […]

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 21, 2021 - May 19, 2021

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

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. 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 […]

April 22, 2021 - April 25, 2021

Personal Retreat April 22 - 25, 2021

Please note: this retreat weekend is fully booked. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. 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) Meal service begins with dinner on your arrival day, and […]

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) Meal service begins with dinner on your arrival day, and ends with lunch on your departure day. If you need flexibility on your arrival and departure days or […]

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) Meal service begins with dinner on your arrival day, and ends with lunch on your departure day. If you need flexibility on your arrival and departure days or […]

May 06, 2021 - May 07, 2021

World Building: Construct Real and Fantastical Worlds, a Two-Day Intensive May 2021

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 2 afternoons (90 minute sessions) Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 at 1 pm Eastern PARTICIPANT CAP: 30 WHY THIS WORKSHOP? A well-developed world is an essential component to every story--short fiction through novels. Join Tracey Baptiste as she […]

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) Meal service begins with dinner on your arrival day, and ends with lunch on your departure day. If you need flexibility on your arrival and departure days or […]

May 13, 2021 - May 27, 2021

Writing About Mental Health in Youth Literature: Impact & Experience

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 3 sessions (May 13, 20, & 27) + Optional Written Critique Opportunity PARTICIPANT CAP: 40 WHY THIS WORKSHOP? Writing about mental health is about both the impact for our readers and the experience of our writers. How do we translate […]

May 15, 2021 - May 16, 2021

Getting Your Story Unstuck: A Weekend Intensive for Writers of Chapter Books, MG, and YA Novels

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: May 15 & 16, 2021 (2 hours + 5 hours) PARTICIPANT CAP: 40 WHY THIS WORKSHOP? Join us for a productive weekend, packed with first page reviews, revisions, writing exercises, Q&A with an editor, and interactive lectures--all designed to help […]

May 18, 2021 - May 19, 2021

Poetry as Inspiration: A Two-Part Mini

TYPE & LENGTH: Webinar-style, Online (Facilitated with community participation limited to chat and Q & A) Two 75-minute Zoom sessions (May 18 and 19, 2021, 7pm - 8:15pm Eastern) WHY THIS WORKSHOP? Read, connect, and explore with poets Aida Salazar, Laura Shovan, and Padma Venkatraman.  We’ll gather words and inspiration from other poets to craft […]

May 18, 2021 - May 19, 2021

Picture Book Revision-Mini Online Course: A Two-Pack Bundle

TYPE: Online (Webinar-style, limited participant interaction.) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: Two 75-minute sessions (May 18 and 19, 2021 at 7pm Eastern) WHY THIS WORKSHOP? Agents, editors, critique groups, conferences...there are so many places writers go to get editorial feedback on a manuscript. But YOU are your book's […]

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) Meal service begins with dinner on your arrival day, and ends with lunch on your departure day. If you need flexibility on your arrival and departure days or […]

May 20, 2021 - May 23, 2021

DIY Revision for Your Novel or Nonfiction

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 4 Days (Thursday, May 20 - Sunday, May 23, 12 hours total) PARTICIPANT CAP: 24 WHY THIS WORKSHOP? This weekend intensive will offer some tools, insights, instructions, strategies, and practical advice that writers can use to assemble, repair, and revise […]

June 01, 2021 - June 18, 2021

Writing the Rainbow: Crafting Picture Books With LGBTQIA+ Themes Online Workshop Jun 2021

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 3 weeks (June 1-18, 2021) Two sessions per week, plus 1:1 meetings PARTICIPANT CAP: 20 WHY THIS WORKSHOP? Picture books bring the world into the hands of young readers. They celebrate all of us as individuals, families, and communities. In […]

June 04, 2021 - June 18, 2021

Deep Dive into Children’s Book Illustration: A Two-Week Artist Intensive

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 2 weeks (June 4-16) PARTICIPANT CAP: 20 WHY THIS WORKSHOP? This two-week intensive is all about support, accountability, and a deep dive into craft for illustrators who are serious about: moving their career forward, and getting their work ready for […]

June 09, 2021 - August 11, 2021

Crash Course in Children's Publishing: Everything You Need to Know Online Course Jun-Aug 2021

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 10 weeks PARTICIPANT CAP: 40 WHY THIS WORKSHOP? At the end of this course, you will understand how the children’s book publishing industry works, including writing, revising, submitting, publishing, and marketing a book for children, teens, or young adults. You'll […]

June 14, 2021 - June 17, 2021

Developing a Series in Chapter Books Online Workshop

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 4 days PARTICIPANT CAP: 20 WHY THIS WORKSHOP? Beloved characters. Story arcs and plot development that excites growing readers. Long-term revenue opportunities. This workshop takes a deep look at the intersection of craft and commercial viability in writing and selling […]

September 22, 2021 - December 11, 2021

Crash Course in Children's Publishing: Everything You Need to Know Online Course Sept-Dec 2021

TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID Reschedule/Refund Policy What’s the difference between Highlights Foundation workshop types? LENGTH: 10 weeks PARTICIPANT CAP: 40 WHY THIS WORKSHOP? At the end of this course, you will understand how the children’s book publishing industry works, including writing, revising, submitting, publishing, and marketing a book for children, teens, or young adults. You'll […]

On Demand

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. You will have access to the course for six months after your registration date. 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 […]

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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