Tag Archives: Highlights Foundation

A Café Chat with Award-Winning Author Susan Campbell Bartoletti, by Lori Ann Palma

Our guest today in the Eastern Penn Points Café is Susan Campbell Bartoletti! Susan Campbell Bartoletti is an award-winning author of picture books, novels, and nonfiction for children, including the Newbery Honor book Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, the Sibert … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Executive Art Director, Designer, and Illustrator Giuseppe Castellano, by Lindsay Bandy

It’s Pocono Retreat Interview Season! Today we have our first faculty interview of 2017 with Giuseppe Castellano – an award-winning Designer, Illustrator, and Executive Art Director at Penguin Random House. Giuseppe also offers personal guidance for illustrators through classes and … Continue reading

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Registration is Now Open for the 25th Annual Pocono Retreat!

SCBWI POCONO RETREAT 2017 Join us to celebrate 25 years of Eastern Pennsylvania SCBWI!  April 28-30, 2017 Held at the Highlights Foundation Retreat Center Network with peers, authors, illustrators, agents and editors.   Attend Workshops, have your work professionally critiqued, … Continue reading

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Five Lessons I Learned at the 2016 Pocono Retreat, by Lori Ann Palma

Going to a conference, especially when it’s your first one, is always scary. Though I’ve been writing for years and heard about countless opportunities in my local area, I never made the leap to attend. My writer self wanted to … Continue reading

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A Highlights Foundation Thank You By Kim Briggs

Dive in. It’s the first line of Starr Fall, my young adult romantic thriller due out this November. It’s the motto I’ve followed most of my life. It’s a philosophy that sometimes causes a near heart attack when I jump … Continue reading

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Pocono Retreat Success Story: David Bucs by Kim Briggs

A few weeks back, I interviewed our Blogmaster Extraordinaire, Lindsay Bandy. In case you missed it or want to re-read the interview, check it out here. Lindsay attributes much of her Agent-signing success to meeting Heather Flaherty at the Pocono … Continue reading

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Bringing Broccoli to Market, by Val Jones

Hello to EPA SCBWI-bies! …and thank you Lindsay for this opportunity to share my backstory of WHO WANTS BROCCOLI? and how our local chapter of SCBWI played a big part of making my dream come true. In 2010 I was forced … Continue reading

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Time to Doodle & Sketch : An Interview with Shennen Bersani, by Ashley Lucas

This month I am so pleased to share with you my interview with fellow SCBWI member Shennen Bersani. I came across Shennen’s wonderful work via Linda Evans Hofke; a member of my regional SCBWI group. Although I haven’t met her … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Alison Green Myers, by Lindsay Bandy

The Eastern Penn Points Cafe is delighted to open its doors to our very own Assistant Regional Advisor, the lovely and lively Alison Green Myers. Alison wears many hats around Eastern PA: SCBWI staff member, writer, teacher,  literacy specialist, professional … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat With Agent/Author Ammi-Joan Paquette, by Lindsay Bandy

Today, we have the pleasure of entertaining the first of our wonderful Pocono Retreat faculty members, agent at Erin Murphy Literary Agency, children’s author, and all-around nice lady, Joan Paquette! She’ll be leading a workshop entitled “Choose Your Super Power,” … Continue reading

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