Friday, February 18, 2011


If you’re a fan of children’s fantasy, then it’s likely that you’ve read
and loved the work of two of fantasy’s best: Laura Ruby and Anne Ursu.
Laura authored the standout books The Wall and the Wing and its sequel The
Chaos King. Anne penned the amazing middle grade novel, The Shadow Thieves.
Most of us would stand in line a long time to get either author’s
autography, but now a select eight writers will have the opportunity to
spend an entire week learning directly from these two fantasy stars!

Join Laura and Anne for the Whole Novel Workshop for Fantasy, May 1–8,
2011. These two outstanding writers will mentor you toward significant
improvement on your novel. In this workshop, Laura and Anne will discuss
issues of craft along with issues specific to the genre, including

• using physical details to build a vivid fantasy world;
• defining your magical system without losing a sense of wonder;
• ensuring your characters are as interesting as your world;
• communicating your world through your storytelling; and
• finding the right narrative voice.

Fantasy lovers often become fantasy writers, but few have a chance to learn
directly from authors of such renown. Whole Novel Workshops are by
application, and applications must be submitted by February 25 for
consideration. For more information, contact Jo Lloyd at 570-253-1192,
e-mail, or request an application online.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 2011.

Highlights Foundation Founders Workshops take place near Honesdale,
Pennsylvania. You’ll stay in your own cozy cabin, surrounded by 1,300
wooded acres and hiking trails. Workshop tuition includes individual
cabins; all meals (provided by a top-notch chef); airport pickup service,
if needed; and an intimate teaching setting at the home place of the
Founders of Highlights for Children.

Please feel free to share this e-mail with others who might have an
interest or to include the information in blog posts or through other
social networking forums.
Jo Lloyd
Program Assistant
Highlights Foundation, 814 Court Street, Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: (877) 512-8365 (toll-free) or (570) 251-4557
Fax: (570) 253-0179

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