Monday, September 25, 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend SCBWI WWA's Weekend on the Water

Retreat registration closes this week! Don’t miss out. Register by Wednesday, September 27th.

Still on the fence? Here are five reasons why you should come to the SCBWI Western Washington Weekend on the Water Retreat, October 13-15:

PAL Liaison, Laurie Thompson: “For as long as I've known Joni (which is a LONG time now!), she's been a serious student of creativity in all its forms. I would pay good money just to listen to her talk about her vast acquired knowledge and personal thoughts on the topic, but to get to spend a whole weekend knee deep in the middle of it all with her AND some of the most creative folks from our awesome region? Priceless. I can't wait to see what might come out of that!”

Inside Story Coordinator, Dori Butler: “I can't tell you how excited I am about this retreat! I always enjoy hearing editors and agents, but there's value in authors and illustrators coming together without editors and agents, too. Conversations flow differently if there isn't an editor or agent sitting at your table. This is an opportunity to let go and explore our authentic, creative selves (and our stories) away from life's distractions and in the company of creative friends. It's a true retreat in every sense of the word.”

Past RA, Dana Sullivan: “For me, at retreats, the most creativity and energy comes from the participants themselves - be it from peer-led exercises, discussions or just the example set by everybody sitting their butts in chairs and working. It’s been too long since I had the time and quiet to delve deep and get some new stuff rolling. I’m really looking forward to Islandwood’s beautiful and quiet setting. And those pastries!! Oh yeah.”

Past Retreat director, Allyson Schrier: “The busy-ness of life has caused writing to take a back seat, and as a result my writing brain seems to be sleeping. I am so excited for the retreat because I think it'll help zap me back into a writing flow. A weekend of delving into creativity is exactly what I need to jumpstart my writing. I can't wait!!”

Co-Regional Advisor, Julie Artz
: “I've been noodling an idea for a dark fantasy that's very different than anything I've ever written before. So I'm really looking forward to the retreat as a weekend devoted not just to kicking off the drafting of this new story, but as a way to stretch myself in new directions creatively supported by expert guidance from Joni and fellowship with my SCBWI pals.”

For questions, visit our website. View complete information, a tentative schedule of breakout sessions, and more details by clicking here.

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