Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Whispering Pines Writers’ Retreat ~ 2022

Date(s) - Thursday, September 22, 2022 - Saturday, September 24, 2022
12:00 am

MIT Endicott House Conference Center
80 Haven Street - Dedham, MA

Whispering Pines Writers’ Retreat
Same great retreat ~ New and exciting location! 

The Whispering Pines Writers’ Retreat is where serious children’s book writers and illustrators come to improve their craft and to network with other industry professionals.
The retreat is known for its idyllic ambiance, culture of creativity, encouragement and inspiration, and its delicious food. 
This retreat is open to children’s book writers and illustrators of all levels and genres.
Pre-published, traditionally published, self-published, nearly published, wanna-be-published, trying hard to be published
Board books, Picture books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, & graphic novels, etc. 

MIT Endicott House Conference Center
80 Haven St, Dedham, MA

2022 Mentors: 
Associate Editor, Alexandra Aceves, Holiday House
Editor, Jessica Anderson, Christy Ottaviano Books
Editor, Chris Krones, Clarion Books
Senior Agent, Sera Rivers, Martin Literary
Senior Agent, Brent Taylor, TriadaUS

Registration for the lottery has ended.

Applying to the lottery DOES NOT guarantee admission to the retreat.
Participants will be selected by lottery once registration is closed. In 1-2 weeks you will be notified via email of your status.
Further information will follow about full-registration and payment.

Tuition Includes:

-Five informative and inspiring presentations given by our  professional faculty
-Opportunity to share, connect, and collaborate with colleagues and mentors plus fun activities

-25-minute private meeting with a mentor (One PB manuscript or up to 20 pages of a novel)
-Accommodations for two nights and meals from Thursday dinner through Saturday lunch. 

Tuition Breakdown: 

SCBWI Members:  $175.00
Non-members:      $255.00
Single :    $750.00
Double:   $670.00


           Total Cost
SCBWI Member single total     = $ 925.00
SCBWI Member double total   = $ 845.00

SCBWI Non-member single      = $1005.00
SCBWI Non-member double    = $  925.00


For more information, visit our website:http://
Follow us at: @wpretreatwriter


Space is limited
There are no day only slots available at this time


Director: Pam Vaughan @pamvau
Assistant Director:  Julia Boyce @farm_julia