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.
- 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!