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. 

Save the Dates:
October 13-15, 2023


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

As usual, there will be a lottery. Keep an eye on the website for when registration opens for 2023.

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:  TBD
Non-members:      TBD
Single :    TBD
Double:  TBD


           Total Cost
SCBWI Member single total     = TBD
SCBWI Member double total   = TBD

SCBWI Non-member single      = TBD
SCBWI Non-member double    = TBD


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