Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Add-on Retreat Day


Extend your dose of beauty and creativity!

Need quiet time away from the craziness? Want a head-start on the retreat so you can decompress fully, hit the ground running, and make your weekend doubly recharging and productive? For those who are able to arrive at Islandwood on Thursday, November 1, the retreat space is open for an add-on evening and day. This is free time, without a formal program, for tuning up your creativity, dedicating yourself to NaNoWriMo right from day one, working on a project you’ve been delaying, or recalibrating your art/life balance. This extra day is optional and available to all attendees of the main weekend retreat for an extra fee. (You might request for it for an early holiday gift!)


This bonus day starts at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday (or whenever that evening you’d like to arrive.) The add-on fee includes dinner Thursday, socializing with others who elect this option, and a comfortable shared or single room Thursday night — not to mention first dibs on the bed you’ll keep for the weekend! Plus you’ll get early-bird coffee and pastries and a delicious full breakfast and lunch on Friday before retreat programming begins. You can use the time however you’d like: exploring the fantastic IslandWood trails, creating, reading, relaxing, or planning informal write-ins, critiques, or readings with other lucky participants of this extra day.