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December 10, 2016
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Highlights for Children creates new building

A few miles from Honesdale on an old country road in a town that only has a name, the new barn will be the focus for a circle of older cabins that house writers and illustrators who attend the foundation’s workshops.

“The cabins at first were built for the family’s grandchildren during summers,” Brown said. In more recent years, they became used by the attendees of the workshops.

Many who attend the workshops are teachers, but not always. “It’s for anyone who wants to learn how to write and illustrate children’s stories,” Brown said.

One commercial illustrator named Geoffrey Brittingham from Nashville, TN was looking to change his life. “I figured I could get a lot out of this next workshop, called ‘A Crash Course in the Business of Children’s Publishing.’”

Anyone interested in knowing more about Highlights for Children or attending its workshops can visit its website at