Registration Now Open! Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books

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

Faculty

  • 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

Click here to register.

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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