by Barbara Krasner
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
From The Whole Megillah.
The original article may be found here.