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June 7 - June 11
In-Company: A Retreat for Experienced Authors and Illustrators
June 21 - June 25
Writing for the Educational Market
July 7 - July 11
Summer Camp in Fiction: Explore, Play, and Inspire
July 16 - July 20
Summer Camp in Nonfiction: Explore, Engage, and Inspire
August 12 - August 16
Writing and Illustrating Science & Nature for Kids and Teens
September 20 - November 8
Just Do It! Your Collaborative Support Group for Finishing Your Draft (Fall)
September 28 - October 1
Native Creatives: An In-Community Retreat
October 4 - December 6
The Crash Course in Children’s Book Publishing (Fall)
October 26 - November 4
Becoming a Nonfiction Writer: A 3-Part Online Course
November 2 - November 5
Latinx Voices: An In-Community Retreat
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Seize the Reader: Writing for Emotional Impact
Getting Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel Unstuck
Workshops for Writers & Illustrators
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The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves. Learn more about our impact.
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