Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrator Retreat


Registration is Closed

Greetings all SCBWI Western Washington and Oregon illustrators!

It's time to start planning for our exciting and brand-new joint Illustrator Retreat, taking place this October 3-5, 2014, at the beautiful Dumas Bay Centre, over-looking Dumas Bay and the Olympic Range in Federal Way, Washington. Check out their website to see what a lovely spot it really is:

For this inaugural retreat, we will welcome award-winning illustrators Kelly Murphy and Sergio Ruzzier to lead us in a weekend of sleeves-up craft, camaraderie, hard work and relaxation. We will orchestrate some fun for those who want it, and some peace and quiet for those needing that too. It’s bound to be a fruitful weekend, and we can’t wait to spend it with you. Take a peek at the Retreat Schedule.

We have a limited number of spots available for this special weekend, and a lot of interest from retreat-starved illustrators, so we want you to be ready to register the minute registration opens.

We’ve worked to make this retreat affordable for our illustrators. You will have pricing options, based on single and double occupancy. Room options will be available on a first come, first served basis. Prices will include seven meals (BYOB), small group workshops with both retreat leaders, optional ad hoc peer-led workshops (if you have a trick or tool you want to share, or a discussion you want to lead, bring it along!) and optional evening programming.

Please make a note of these important dates so that you don’t miss out:

July 14: Registration for the retreat will open to SCBWI members in Western Washington and Oregon. Look in your email for the invitation to register. We have reserved 25 spots for OR members and 25 spots for WWA members, for a total of 50 attendees.

July 28: Registration restrictions end. Any spots remaining will be available to SCBWI members from any region and to non-members.

August 11: Last day to cancel for a full refund minus a small processing fee.

Setpember 12: Registration closes (this is a change from the original announcement)

All of this means you’ve got to be ready to act if you want to play! So mark your calendars, and we’ll see you in October!


Jennifer K. Mann
Retreat Director
SCBWI Western Washington