Monday, August 30, 2010

Apply now for the Fall Retreat!

SCBWI Western Washington invites you to apply for its Fall 2010 Retreat for Writers and Writer-Illustrators of Children’s Books, WEEKEND ON THE WATER, taking place Friday, November 5, to Sunday, November 7, 2010, at the luxurious Alderbrook Resort & Spa, nestled on the scenic shores of Hood Canal less than two hours west of Seattle.

In an intimate, craft-focused retreat, Jill Santopolo, executive editor at Penguin’s Philomel Books imprint, and Nancy Mercado, executive editor at Roaring Brook Press, will bring their considerable editorial and teaching experience to bear on the idea of “connections,” with a focus on plot, putting emotion on the page, and the all-important revision.

Selected writers will spend the weekend alternating between sessions with Jill and Nancy, including a group first-page intensive, with time built in for individual writing, group critiques, walks, kayaking, swimming, resting, and networking.

Retreat fees range from $535 to $550, depending on whether you are a member of SCBWI International (members receive a $15 discount). Prices include all workshops and activities, one first-pages intensive, two nights’ lodging with one roommate, five catered meals, Internet access, and endless inspiration from the spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and the Hood Canal—a glacier-carved fjord more than 60 miles long.

The application and submission deadline is fast approaching: September 27, 2010. You will not be considered for the retreat if you don’t meet the deadline. No exceptions.

View complete information, application details, and deadlines for WEEKEND ON THE WATER by clicking on the link below:

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