Jewish Children’s Literature Experts Offer Writing Workshop

From the Highlights Foundation:

Publishers of Jewish-Themed children’s writing are heading off in new directions, and the Highlights Foundation invited Barbara Krasner, publisher of The Whole Megillah: The Writer’s Resource for Jewish-themed Children’s Books, to create an expert-packed workshop to guide writers along the path.

Writing Jewish-Themed Children’s Books will take place May 15-18, 2011, at the homeplace of the Founders of Highlights for Children near Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Guest faculty includes Linda Silver, author of Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens; Margery Cuyler, publisher, Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books and its new Jewish imprint, Shofar Books; Ruth Katcher, Egmont editor-at-large; Natalie Blitt, expert on Jewish children’s literature and former program director and book selection committee chair, The PJ Library; Debra Hess, Senior Editor, Highlights for Children; and Laurel Snyder, author of Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher and Penny Dreadful.

2010 workshop participant Dorothy Gilbert Goldstone shares her experience:

“The workshop is like a mini-conference, with an extra day of writing time as well, plus in-depth one-on-one time with an editor. The ‘face time’ I got with top professionals which left me with access afterwards to all of them was invaluable. The editorial feedback made a major difference to the novel I am working on. The small group of fellow writers and illustrators were of such high caliber, that every comment, both on work and how they managed their life/work juggle, was an inspiration.”

Ready to learn what it really takes to get published in the field of Jewish-themed children’s literature? To secure your spot in Writing Jewish-Themed Children’s Books, or for more information, contact Jo Lloyd at 570-253-1192, e-mail, or request an application online.

Check out the videos from the 2010 workshop’s Editor/Agent Roundtable:

Highlights Foundation Founders Workshops take place near Honesdale, Pennsylvania. You’ll stay in your own cozy cabin, surrounded by 1,300 wooded acres and hiking trails. Workshop fee includes individual cabins; all meals (provided by a top-notch chef); airport pickup service, if needed; and an intimate teaching setting at the homeplace of the Founders of Highlights for Children.

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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