SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Retreats

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SCBWI-WWA RETREAT 2018
Plus optional add-on day: Thursday November 1 through Friday November 2.
Theme
FIND YOUR ART / LIFE BALANCE
Weekend on the Water 2018 is a craft-focused and community-building retreat. A chance for writers and illustrators to get away from the distractions of daily life and share their passion.
—Attend an inspirational session by Newbery award–winner Kirby Larson
—Learn a new skill from Candlewick illustrator Jennifer K. Mann
—Discover insights on life and art from author Joni Sensel, special guest
—Bond with those those who are grappling with the same work/life/art issues
—Or just find a cozy nook and let your creativity expand
Make room in your life for this three-day (or a optional FOUR-day) retreat to write, draw, bond, and walk in the woods at IslandWood. This retreat is open to all levels of writers and illustrators. If you’re looking for marketing tips, agent pitches, or salesmanship, look elsewhere. There are lots of other good conferences with those goals. In this weekend, you’ll escape the competitive side of the book industry and focus on your craft and gain peer support. Join us!
Schedule
Click here to for PDF of the full schedule: WoW2018-SCBWW-WWA-RETREAT-SCHEDULE1

Keynote Guests

Kirby Larson, author & Jennifer K. Mann, illustrator

Kirby Larson

Kirby Larson

Jennifer K. Mann

Location

IslandWood, Bainbridge Island, WA

Dates

November 2 – 4, 2018

With an optional add-on day

5 PM Thursday, November 1 to 5 PM Friday, November 2

Prices

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE 

(If you register before September 15, 2018)

Main Retreat, Friday Night – Sunday, November 2-4, 2018

Member Single Room $675

Member Shared Room $545

Non-Member Single Room $725

Non-Member Shared Room $595

Add-on Thursday night & Friday,  November 1-2, 2018

Single Room +$200

Shared Room +$150

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LATE REGISTRATION PRICE

(If you register September 15 through October 12, 2018)

Main Retreat, Friday Night – Sunday, November 2-4, 2018

Member Single Room $725

Member Shared Room $595

Non-Member Single Room $775

Non-Member Shared Room $645

Add-on Thursday Night & Friday, November 1-2, 2018

Single Room $250

Shared Room $200

Quotes from Last Year’s Retreat:

“Helped me progress with my writing.”

“Felt more connected to everyone than I’ve ever felt!”

“Loved focusing on craft instead of marketing!”

“Food, grounds, rooms were all exceptional.”

“Loved how much nature was included – got the creative juices flowing.”

“I was in full retreat mode so skipped most sessions. Had an amazing Saturday working next to a few fellow authors.”

“Tips, lessons, ideas all intertwine.”

“What a wonderful retreat! I could have stayed all week.” NOTE: That’s why we added the optional extra day on Thursday night and Friday!

NOTE: SCHEDULE AND PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ALL INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY.