September 6-8, 2013 (Friday-Sunday)
An inspiring weekend for serious children’s book creators.
Rustic cabins. A hint of fall in the air. Catered meals. Loons on a lake surrounded by acres of woods and wildlife. A community of writers and illustrators. Professional mentors. S’mores. And the gift of time. This is just a sampling of what will greet you at the first SCBWI Squam Lake Writing Retreat at Rockywold Deephaven Camps in stunning Holderness, New Hampshire.
Registration for the retreat includes two nights accommodations in and all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch at Rockywold Deephaven Camps. The setting is rustic and charming– a family camp setting with cottages, cabins, and a lodge with a big old stone fireplace– surrounded by natural splendor. The lake is visible from just about everywhere! You will share a room with another participant. Meals, which have earned rave reviews, are served in a beautiful old dining hall. One of the great things about a small retreat is that we share all mealtimes, with mentors, providing great opportunities for networking and kindling friendships. The casual atmosphere is heavenly! Rockywold is about 2.5 hours from Boston.
We will have a First Pages Panel Friday night and an Open Mic Saturday night, where participants can share work with the group. During the days, Sarah, John, Scott, and Lynda will give presentations, sharing their wisdom from the field with us.
Choose Your Own Retreat
There are no have-to’s at this retreat. You can hike on nearby Rattlesnake Mountain, paddle out on the lake on one of Rockywold’s kayaks or canoes, hole up and write like crazy, or spend your time getting to know fellow SCBWI writers. The choice is completely yours!
The cost of the retreat is $485, with meals, lodging, taxes, and critiques included. A deposit of $125 is required for registration.
Does this not sound utterly amazing? Yes? Register here.