Children’s Book Workshop: Exploring Jewish Themes and Content

February 14, 2019

Event date: June 3, 2019 – June 7, 2019

Sponsored by PJ Library
with James Sturm and Rabbi Shirley Idelson

June 3-7, 2019

Admitted participants receive scholarships for the full cost of tuition, lodging and special events, as well as travel and food stipends.

Every month PJ Library mails out more than 200,000 picture books for children 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.

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.

Projects created at the CCS Children’s Book Workshop will be eligible for close review by the PJ staff and considered for distribution through either PJ Library or PJ Our Way.

PJ Library is a free program that sends families Jewish children’s books each month. Geared toward kids ages six months through 11-years-old, the stories share Jewish traditions, values, holidays and culture. Books also include parent guides and activities that encourage families to explore the joys of Jewish life together. PJ Library stories invite questions and conversation about what being Jewish means for families, regardless of their observance or knowledge. As a global program, PJ Library’s families reflect the great diversity of Jewish life around the world.

Click here for more information about and how to apply for this workshop.