SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Schedule

2019 Squam Lake Writing Retreat

The Squam Lake Writing Retreat is designed to be flexible. Spend your time recharging in nature, writing as you gaze on the pristine waters of Squam Lake, or connecting with fellow attendees during formal and social events.  This is your opportunity to pursue whatever your writing needs most. Discussion groups, mentor presentations, and evening events are all optional. Schedule is subject to change.

 

 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

 

Take your time getting to Squam Lake! Today’s activities are designed to help you get to know your fellow writers and mentors. Whenever you arrive, join in!

•  3:30-5:30 pm — Check in at the office for your room assignment, then meet us at Greenwood Lodge

•  5:30 pm — Mentor Introductions and Social Hour at Greenwood Lodge

•  6:45 – 7:30 pm — Dinner at the Dining Hall

•  7:45-9:00 pm — Pitch Party at Greenwood Lodge

•  9:00 pm on — Social at Greenwood Lodge

 

*To participate in the Pitch Party, have a one-minute pitch for a project of yours memorized, or at least written down.

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

 

•  8:00-9:00 am — Breakfast at the Dining Hall

•  9:00-10:00 am — Free writing time

•  10:00-10:30 am — Mentor presentation at Greenwood Lodge

•  10:45-12:30 pm — Individual critiques / Genre critique groups / Free-writing time

•  12:40-1:10 pm — Mentor presentation at Greenwood Lodge

•  1:15-2:00 pm — Lunch at the Dining Hall

•  2:10-2:40 pm — Mentor presentation at Greenwood Lodge

•  3:15-6:15 pm — Individual critiques / Genre critique groups / Free-writing time

•  6:15-7:00 pm — Dinner at the Dining Hall

•  7:15-9:15 pm — Open mic readings at the Playhouse

•  9:15 pm on — Social / Campfire weather permitting

 

*Genre critique groups will be assigned to accommodate individual critiques.

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019

 

•  8:00-9:00 am — Breakfast at the Dining Hall

•  9:00-10:00 am — Free-writing time

•  10:15-11:00 am — Mentor Q&A Panel  at Greenwood Lodge

•  11:00-12:00 pm — Free-writing time

•  12:00 pm — Checkout (Rooms must be cleared, but participants can continue to use communal areas)

•  12:00-1:00 pm — Lunch at the Dining Hall

•  1:00 pm — Safe Travels Home

 

All photos courtesy of Rockywold-Deephaven Campground.