Category Archives: Writers Conferences

Last Call | Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books

You owe it to yourself and to your craft. Where else can you find a hands-on writing workshop geared specifically toward Jewish content? Have a picture book you’d like critiqued? Who best to do that? Editors who publish Jewish content and fellow … Continue reading

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Claim Your Seat for the 2016 Highlights Workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books

Do you want feedback on your picture book or novel? Do you want to learn more about submitting your Jewish-themed story? Select seats are still available at the 2016 Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books.” You’ll hear and learn … Continue reading

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Have You Signed Up Yet for the 2016 Highlights Workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books?

Join me, Kar-Ben publisher Joni Sussman, Scholastic executive editor Dianne Hess, Philomel assistant editor Talia Benamy, and guest author Kathy Kacer at the 2016 Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books.” The workshop has been running since 2010, giving writers access … Continue reading

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Make My Manuscript Work! A Restorative Workshop for Writers

Finally, a restorative workshop for writers! You know you have them–every writer does. The drawer of manuscripts you want to revise but you’re not sure what they need. The box of SASEs under the bed with rejection slips still inside. … Continue reading

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Publicity Notebook | Interview with Larry Dane Brimner, “Getting the Gig” Workshop Leader

I first met Larry Dane Brimner at one of the Carolyn P. Yoder Alumni Retreats at Highlights in Boyds Mills, Pennsylvania. Larry will be giving a workshop on book promotion this spring, April 26-29, 2015, and I’ve asked him some … Continue reading

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Guest Post |Fiction Author and Editor Nora Gold

Next week I will be speaking at the Seminar on the Jewish Story about how being the editor of the online literary journal Jewish Fiction .net affects me as a writer, and vice versa. I look forward to discussing this at the … Continue reading

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Finally! A Retreat for Jewish Writers – July 13-16, 2014 in Amherst, MA

Space and time to write your own megillah! Connect to your Jewish memories or bring Jewish-themed manuscripts that just haven’t worked. In this multi-genre workshop, you can create new material or revise a work in progress. The choice is yours. … Continue reading

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