Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FYI - Workshops for Writing Nonfiction for Children

Sibert Medal
Guggenheim Fellowship
Newbery Honor
Jane Addams Award
Orbis Pictus Award
National Book Honor
NSTA Outstanding Science Book Award

Is this list . . .
A. a list of the most prestigious awards in nonfiction writing for children?
B. a short list of the awards won by our faculty members teaching nonfiction workshops at the Highlights Foundation?
If you said "A and B," you are correct. Our workshops are led by some of the most highly recognized authors in nonfiction writing for children. Better still, these authors will support you and help guide you toward your goals in nonfiction writing. Many of their classes still have openings. Which one will you join?

Nature Writing Boot Camp
April 16-April 19, 2012
Workshop Leaders: Dianna Hutts Aston, Mark Baldwin, Robert Hynes, Andy Boyles

Science Writing Boot Camp
April 19-April 22, 2012
Workshop Leaders: Catherine D. Hughes, Sally M. Walker, Doug Wechsler, Andy Boyles
Special Guest: Laurence Pringle

Whole Narrative Nonfiction
May 20-May 26, 2012
Workshop Leaders: Carolyn P. Yoder, Elizabeth Partridge, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Peggy Thomas
Special Guests: Nancy Bo Flood, Barbara Krasner

Nonfiction Writing for Children and Young Adults
July 15-July 22, 2012
Workshop Leaders: Peter P. Jacobi, Candace Fleming, Larry Dane Brimner, Lionel Bender, Stephen R. Swinburne
Special Guests: Carolyn P. Yoder, Laurence Pringle

Visit our Web site to learn more about these workshops, which take place near Honesdale, PA, or contact Jo Lloyd at 570-253-1192 or via e-mail at

The Highlights Foundation is a public, not-for-profit 501©3 organization. We dedicate our efforts to connecting, nurturing, and inspiring children's book writers and illustrators.


Highlights Foundation, Inc.

814 Court Street

Honesdale, PA 18431

Phone: (570) 251-4500


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