Date and Time Details: Begins at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, with an optional tour of Highlights for Children and Boyds Mills Press; ends on Sunday, August 27, with lunch.

  • $699.00 – Program Price

2017 Artists-In-Residency Honoree: Matt De La Peña

With Matt De La Peña

August 23 - 27, 2017

Our Artists-in-Residence program celebrates the commitment these authors and illustrators have made to the field of children’s literature.

Our 2017 Artists-in-Residency include Laurie Halse Anderson, Kathryn Erskine, Denise Fleming, Matt de la Peña and Varian Johnson. Each artist-in-residence will spend five days at the Highlights Foundation Retreat Center working on projects for publication. To raise awareness about these artists and their upcoming works, we invite other artists – writers, poets, and illustrators – to join them during their residency. While days will be spent on individual projects, mealtimes will bring all artists together to share farm-fresh food and conversation. After dinner, our artists-in-residence will host informal sharing and feedback sessions for all works-in-progress.

About the Leader

Matt de la Pena

Matt De La Peña

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal winning author of six young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, The Living and The Hunted) and two picture books (A Nations Hope and Last Stop on Market Street). Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA […]

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