Highlights Foundation Workshop

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

If you write Jewish children’s books, you don’t want to miss this workshop. Highlights Foundation’s workshop on “Writing Jewish-Themed Children’s Books” is May 15-18 and includes one-on-one manuscript critiques with an expert in Jewish children’s literature. More details:


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; and
  • best practices in writing Jewish content for children.

Special Guests

  • 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, editor/publisher of The Whole Megillah | The Writer’s Resource for Jewish-themed Children’s Books

Maximum capacity is 20, so if you’re interested, be sure to check out more information here and request an application!

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