Highlights Foundation Workshop: Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books
Registration is now open for the second annual Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books.”
When: May 15-18, 2011 (starts with dinner on the 15th and ends with lunch and an optional tour of Highlights on the 18th)
Where: Highlights Founders’ home in Boyds Mills, PA (about 2.5 hours outside New York City)
What: A hands-on workshop specifically designed for writers of Jewish-themed content. Whether your manuscript has slight or overwhelming Jewish content, this is the workshop for you. Unlike a one-day conference, this workshop includes one-on-one manuscript critiques with an expert in Jewish children’s literature or an editor; an editor panel; a discussion of Jewish children’s books with prominent Jewish librarian Linda Silver, author of Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens; and real-time writing with immediate critique.
In addition, you’ll learn
- The future of Jewish children’s literature
- What agents and editors look for
- Best practices in writing Jewish content for children
- Linda Silver, author Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens
- Margery Cuyler, Publisher, Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books/Shofar Books
- Natalie Blitt, expert on Jewish children’s literature and former program director and book selection committee chair, The PJ Library
- Ruth Katcher, Editor-at-Large, Egmont USA
- Debra Hess, Senior Editor, Highlights for Children
- Laurel Snyder, author of Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher and Penny Dreadful
- Barbara Krasner, workshop leader
AJL Western Regional Conference: Jewish Literature for Children
Not Your Parents’ Comics: Graphic Literature for Today’s Readers
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Sunday, April 3, 2011
Twelfth Annual Jewish Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Conference
November 21, 2010 in New York City
Sponsored by the Jewish Book Council
Formerly the annual event hosted by the 92nd Street Y, we are very excited to have new sponsorship and leadership by the Jewish Book Council for 2011. This event has become a tradition in the Jewish children’s writers community. Attendees have walked away with new friends, critique partners, and relationships with agents and editors that resulted in representation, book contracts, and magazine article assignments.
Don’t miss out!