Neurodiverse Writers and Illustrators: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers

In-Person | Essential Conversations, In-Community Retreats
Join us for an in-community retreat tailored for neurodivergent writers and illustrators, where you can fully embrace your perspectives and talents in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

August 8 - August 11

Highlights Foundation Campus

$850

Join this 3-night/4-day in-community retreat thoughtfully hosted by Sona Charaipotra, Lyn Miller-Lachmann, and Katie Mazeika.

About the Program

Join us for an in-community retreat tailored for neurodivergent writers and illustrators, where you can fully embrace your perspectives and talents in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Connect with storytellers and make progress on your own work. You’ll have time to create and retreat in a supportive and empowering community that embraces the power of neurodivergent voices.

The program includes:

  • Daily frameworks from hosts Sona Charaipotra, Lyn Miller-Lachmann, and Katie Mazeika.
  • Opportunities for group discussion and peer-to-peer connections.
  • Writing sprints, drawing activities, and goal setting.

How It’s Structured

This is a lightly scheduled program with optional/informal group activities (like writing sprints, drawing activities, and goal setting).  There will be an abundance of time to work on your stories; please bring projects at multiple levels of progress.

Upon registration you will be asked to provide your goals and a brief bio for the program.

There is limited availability to come 1 day early. If this works for you, please select accordingly at registration.

Special Guests

DETAILS

August 8 - August 11

$850

Highlights Foundation Campus

362 Boyds Mills Road
Milanville, PA 18443

The Highlights Foundation strives for a safe and inclusive environment. You will have access to our Community Standards prior to the workshop where we ask for your respectful engagement with fellow creatives, including our faculty and staff.

LOCATION

All in-person Highlights Foundation workshops and retreats (including this one) are held at our Retreat Center: The Barn at Boyds Mills.  This site was the home of the original founders of Highlights for Children Garry and Caroline Myers, and is located in the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania on the traditional and contemporary lands of the Lenape Nation.

All-inclusive registration includes workshop tuition, lodging, meals, beverages, and snacks. Shuttle service is included from the local airport and bus stations, or you can park on site. You’ll receive more information about logistics after you register.

Our Mission in Action

Share Your Story, Inspire a Child
Scholarships
Equity & Inclusion in Kidlit
Partners & Sponsors

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.