Friday, December 10, 2010

A Plug for Chautauqua

The Highlights Writers Workshop at Chautauqua doesn't really need a plug. It's on the wish list of many children's writers. It's as wonderful as you've heard. The setting is beautiful and conducive to creative growth; the faculty is excellent and mixes readily with the conferees, even at breakfast, lunch, and dinner; the workshops are meaty and inspiring, and the staff works tirelessly to make sure everyone's needs are met. It also costs more than many of us can easily afford. That's why it's good to know that scholarships are available. Now is the time to apply. The deadline for early applications is December 15. The final deadline is February 11. Click here to find out how to apply. It's not hard. Maybe this is the year you'll be able to invest in your dream.


  1. Are you still teaching workshops for them?

  2. I've attended Chautauqua twice. I loved it so much the first time, I cried when the week was over. In 2007 I worked with Candace Fleming and Patti Lee Gauch, and in 2009, Alvina Ling and Stephen Roxburgh.

    Experience Chautauqua, and you'll never be the same!

  3. Thanks, Kathy, for the endorsement. I agree.

    Myrna, I'm not teaching any workshops at the moment.

  4. Hi Marileta, Chautauqua definitely changed my life. I was very blessed to go on a scholarship there and to have mentoring from Dayton O. Hyde .Best wishes from New Zealand!