Tent: Children’s Literature
PJ Library is proud to sponsor Tent: Children's Literature, a weeklong retreat for emerging and midcareer writers and illustrators of Jewish picture books, early chapter books, and middle-grade fiction. Emerging and midcareer creators spend a week at the Yiddish Book Center reading and writing, workshopping new projects, and talking about craft and the history of Jewish storytelling. The program offers intensive, multi-day workshops led by prominent critics and editors, as well as seminars on Jewish history, literature, and cultural materials. For more information and to apply, visit the Tent: Children's Literature Author Retreat program page.
PLEASE NOTE: the application period for the 2019 session is closed.
Author Israel Adventure
PJ Library and PJ Our Way are thrilled to offer an all-expenses paid Israel experience to inspire accomplished children’s and middle-grade authors to bring Israel and Jewish ideas into their writing. For more information, visit the Author Israel Adventure page.
PLEASE NOTE: the application period for the 2019 trip is closed.
Children's Book Workshop for Visual Storytellers: Exploring Jewish Themes and Content
Every month PJ Library mails out more than 200,000 picture books and middle-grade books for children ages 6 months to 11 that focus on Jewish themes, subjects, and values. This summer, PJ Library is sponsoring a week-long intensive workshop to help eight visual storytellers create a draft of a children’s book or graphic novel.
The workshop will be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies in beautiful downtown White River Junction, Vermont and taught by CCS cofounder James Sturm and other CCS faculty. In addition, we’ll hear from book agents, scholars, and publishers.
Admitted participants receive scholarships for the full cost of tuition, lodging and special events, as well as travel and food stipends.