Thursday, March 15, 2012

Workshop: Creating an Authentic Cultural Voice

 I just found out about an amazing workshop: Creating an Authentic Cultural Voice. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to work with excellent children's authors and editors while learning about developing your own authentic voice. Below is more information on how to reserve your place in the program!

 Call for Applicants: Creating an Authentic Cultural Voice
April 26-29, 2012
A program from the Highlights Foundation

Our children live in a world of diverse voices and experiences. They deserve to live in a book that authentically represents their world.
Join award-winning authors Donna Jo Napoli and Mitali Perkins, as well as editors Alvina Ling and Stacy Whitman, and special guest Kathryn Erskine for an intensive four-day workshop. Your mentors will work with you to discover your true cultural voice through impeccable research, imagination, empathy, and experience. Our goal is to gather a community of open-minded children’s book authors who wish to think deeply about questions such as:
              Who has the right to write multiculturally?
              How do we bring humility to our research?
              What audience are we writing for?

If you are interested in being a part of this amazing opportunity, please fill out the application and submit it, with your responses to the essay questions, in addition to your writing sample. Applications for our scholarships are available by e-mailing Jo Lloyd at, or calling, toll-free, (877) 512-8365.

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