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Sep 13, 2019

Program Director, Alison Green Myers previews our upcoming Fall Workshops. Executive Director, George Brown provides information about attendance logistics, the history and context of what we’re doing, and what makes a Highlights Foundation workshop different from other children’s literature conferences.


Sep 12, 2019

Highlights Diversity Fellows, Jessica Galán, Trisha Tobias, and Daria Peoples-Riley discuss why they write for children and share their experience of the 2019 Summer Camp workshop at the Barn.


Sep 3, 2019

Paula and Jan discuss the difference between writing for trade versus writing for the educational market. In their workshop, students learn how to navigate this area of writing and market themselves to educational publishers. Paula and Jan also discuss the needs in this industry and how a writer can soar to success.


Aug 30, 2019

Julie and Patrice talk about their inspiration behind the creation of the Villains and Anti-Heroes workshop. Inspired from Julie's debut book, "Forest of a Thousand Lanterns", students could expect to learn what makes these types of characters take the path that they do and act out of the norm, and how world-building...


Aug 26, 2019

Jennifer talks about what aspiring writers can expect to learn at the Nuts and Bolts of Science Writing workshop, such as selecting a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) topic that stands out, and developing an amazing hook that everyone will love. Two of Jennifer's book projects that will be...