Tag Archives: KidLit

The WHATs of Critique Groups, by Heather Pierce Stigall

I started with the WHYs, then the HOWs, followed by the WHO/WHERE/WHENs of Critique Groups. If you’re wondering WHAT things to consider when leading your own or attending a critique group, then this post is for you: What Rules You … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Tara Lazar, by Lindsay Bandy

I’m having so much fun hanging out in the Cafe with one of my kidlit heroes, Tara Lazar! She’s a prolific author, an award-winning blogger, and Supermom. And she’s about to add “Pocono Retreat 2018 Faculty Member” to her resume! … Continue reading

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An Interview with Art Director Ellice Lee, by Virginia Law Manning

Welcome, Ellice! Thank you for agreeing to be our faculty art director at the Pocono Retreat! I can hardly believe the conference is less than a month away. Wahoo!!! I’m super excited for your workshops and my portfolio critique with … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Harold Underdown, by Lindsay Bandy

In exactly one month, it will be time to gather at the Highlights Foundation for our annual 2018 Pocono Retreat! Everything is shaping up beautifully, and the April 12 deadline is approaching for faculty critiques and the Peer-to-Peer critique sessions. … Continue reading

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The WHO, WHERE & WHENs of Critique Groups, by Heather Pierce Stigall

In my last two articles, I addressed the WHYs and HOWs of Critique Groups. If you’re not already in a critique group, you’re ready to join or start one, right? Or maybe you have a few more questions (especially if … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Agent Kira Watson, by Lindsay Bandy

Happy snow day, Eastern PA! Since it is technically spring now, I bring you a ray of sunshine: Meet Pocono Retreat faculty member Kira Watson, agent with the Emma Sweeney Agency!  LB: Hi there, Kira, and welcome to the Eastern … Continue reading

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Navigating Nonfiction: A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Dear Colleagues: Welcome to “Navigating Nonfiction!” In this new monthly column we’ll explore the strategies and techniques that can have a positive influence on your writing career. We’ll look at the … Continue reading

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