Novels

Getting to Know Your Novel With Sarah Aronson (Online Course plus Onsite Retreat) 2018

With Sarah Aronson and Cori McCarthy

January 8 - April 19, 2018

Give your novel the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with a guided writing retreat. We’d like to invite you to spend the first 3 months of 2018 workshopping your novel (either complete or in-progress) in this unique program led by author and writing teacher Sarah Aronson, with […]

Novel Writing with Patti Gauch

With Patricia Lee Gauch

March 25 - 31, 2018

Move your novel to the next level with guidance from editor Patricia Lee Gauch.

Writing Books in a Series 2018

April 4 - 7, 2018

WRITING BOOKS IN A SERIES 2018 | APRIL 4 – APRIL 7, 2018 Please check back soon for more details on this workshop.

Getting to Know Your Novel with Sarah Aronson 2018

With Sarah Aronson and Cori McCarthy

April 15 - 19, 2018

Give your novel the special attention it deserves with this long-form workshop: an activity-based web series paired with a guided writing retreat. We’d like to invite you to spend the first 3 months of 2018 workshopping your novel (either complete or in-progress) in this unique program led by author and writing teacher Sarah Aronson, with […]

Writing the Unreal: The Whole Novel Workshop in Fantasy & Speculative Fiction | May 13 – May 20, 2018

With Laura Ruby and Anne Ursu

May 13 - 20, 2018

Designed for anyone with a complete or near-complete draft of a middle grade or young adult novel in fantasy or speculative fiction. Do you write children’s or YA fantasy? Alternate history? Science fiction? Magical realism? Paranormal romance? Fairy tale retellings? Horror? Bring it to The Whole Novel Workshop in Fantasy & Speculative Fiction! Who should […]

Middle Grade Mysteries 2018

June 17 - 21, 2018

MIDDLE GRADE MYSTERIES 2018 | JUNE 17 – JUNE 21, 2018 For writers eager to begin or complete a mystery for middle grade readers. Children love to cozy up with a good mystery. What they love even more is finding out that the clever characters in Book One have more stories to tell. In this […]

Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship 2018

With Lamar Giles, Anna-Marie McLemore, Patricia Lee Gauch and Peter P. Jacobi

July 8 - 13, 2018

Keynotes, workshops and a creative mentor to provide one-on-one support. The Highlights Foundation tackles summer camp a bit differently than with s’mores by the campfire and hiking in the woods (although those adventures are always on our schedule, too). To us, summer camp is a time to find the kind of encouragement for your writing […]

Whole Novel Workshop MG/YA 2018

With Sarah Aronson

August 12 - 18, 2018

Revise and polish your novel in preparation for submission. Take your novel to the next level! Our instructors will challenge you to look at your novel critically and to find openings and opportunities for revision. This comprehensive workshop includes one-on-one sessions, lectures, group discussions, and exercises to support and facilitate your creative process. The goal […]

Books with Bite Workshop and Retreat: Writing Horror and Haunted Novels

September 30 - October 3, 2018

BOOKS WITH BITE WORKSHOP AND RETREAT: WRITING HORROR AND HAUNTED NOVELS 2018 | SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 3, 2018 Please check back soon for more details on this workshop.

Beginners Class in World Building and World Conjuring 2018

With Cori McCarthy

October 4 - 7, 2018

Explore ways to help ground and stretch readers within fantasy, science fiction, and magical realism.     Please check back soon for more details. We are still adding faculty to this workshop.