Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


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.

Exciting News! We have a 2019 BONUS retreat coming in the fall.
Whispering Pines Working Retreat (WPWR-3) will be held October 25-27, 2019!!
Same magical venue! Same amazing food! No faculty – no frills, just quality time to work. 
Bring your critique group or come alone and meet fellow writers and illustrators.
Enjoy the quiet time to work – whether you are drafting, revising, sketching, painting, relaxing and rejuvenating WPWR is the perfect place.
Space is limited. Registration opens June 3rd.



The dates of the 2020 Whispering Pines Writers’ Retreat are:
(WPWR-1) October 2 -4, 2020  (Friday – Sunday) and (WPWR-2) October 22 – 24, 2020 (Thursday – Saturday).
These retreats will maintain the regular programming with five faculty/mentors ( usually two agents, two editors, and an 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.

Registration opens May 2020. 

For information about this unique and inspiring event go to:

@wpretreatwriter #WPWR2019


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