Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Whispering Pines Writing Retreat

New England SCBWI has held the Whispering Pines Writers’ Retreat for over twenty years.
Pam Vaughan is the current director of this event, with Julia Boyce as her assistant.


The dates of the 2020 Whispering Pines Writer/Working Retreats are:
(WPWR-MT=Mentored Retreat (with faculty) October 2 -4, 2020  (Friday – Sunday)
(WPWR-WK=Working Retreat (no faculty) October 23 – 25, 2020 (Friday- Sunday).

UPDATE 2020:
WPWR-MT: Regular programming with five faculty/mentors ( a mix of agents, editors, and published author). For overnight attendees, the weekend includes all meals, accommodations, five engaging workshops by the mentors, and a 25-minute meeting with your assigned mentor.

WPWR-WK : Due to popular demand. We will again offer a working retreat. No programming, no faculty, just getting work done for authors and illustrators. Come alone or bring your critique groups and take advantage of the idyllic setting. This retreat includes meals and accommodations.

Registration opens May 2020. 

For information about this unique and inspiring event go to:

@wpretreatwriter #WPWR


Click here to read a recent note about the Whispering Pines Retreats from Pam Vaughan (ARA and WPWR Director).