2017 Writers Retreat

Spring Writers Retreat

12 – 15 May 2017

Find focus and inspiration at the 2017 SCBWI Writers Retreat

The popular SCBWI Writers Retreat returns to Dunford House, Sussex, 12th May to 15th May 2017. Imagine strolling through bluebell woods before returning to write in a supportive atmosphere….

Headlining will be award-winning author Emma Carroll and Louise Lamont, literary agent at LBA Literacy Agency.  This year, special guests, best-selling author Teri Terry and Emily Sharratt, freelance editor, will also be joining us to discuss the editor/author relationship from both points of view.

All talks and a one-to-one with a speaker is included in the price.

To read the full description and to book go to Writer's Retreat page.



Picture Book Retreat

Picturing Words and Writing Pictures

Bookings go live 29 January 2016!

favourite-booksA weekend of play, exploration, personal work time, group critiques and fun for picture book illustrators and writers.

Join us for a creative weekend for picture book writers and illustrators on the River Avon in Worcestershire. Each day will start with a creative workshop to jump-start your writing, explore new techniques and experiment with words and art materials. There will be an optional set project for writers and illustrators and ample time for work on this or on personal projects. Every attendee will be assigned a faculty mentor and will have the chance to book a slot with a commissioning editor. The evenings will be open for informal critique sessions, discussions on technique, craft and the children’s publishing industry.

We are excited to welcome author illustrator Lynne Chapman back in 2016 after another amazing retreat, and look forward to having author illustrator Debi Gliori, tbc, and two commissioning editors, tbc, to talk with us and give a limited number of mentor sessions.

We are back at our favourite retreat spot, Holland House located on four acres of beautiful gardens in Cropthorne, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 3NB. A magnet for writers and artists, Holland House is a perfect setting to find inspiration and new ideas, to experiment and share expertise.

8 – 11 July 2016.

Retreat fees include accommodation and meals. Every attendee will have their own room.

Non-refundable deposit to hold your place – £50

Full cost of the retreat for members – £320.

Non-member full cost – £370

Balance due by 20 June 2015

To find out more, check back for the live link to the Picture Book Retreat booking page, 29 January 2016 at noon.