Conferences, Workshops & Retreats

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The following is a list of conferences and workshop retreats offered for writers across the country. Conferences are listed first, chronologically, and retreats follow.

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SCBWI Events Calendar- Workshops, conferences, retreats and regional events. We do not list the individual regional SCBWI conferences on this page. 

November 2022

Nov. 4-6 Champagne and Cupcakes: Women's Picture Book Writing Retreat Join award-winning picture book author Rosie J. Pova and special guest Jackie Kruzie for a 2-day transformational experience for women picture book writers that will inspire you, help you advance your craft, provide feedback to help you revise your projects, give you insight into the publishing business, and so much more! This will be a weekend full of workshops, writing sessions, revisions and implementation, networking, support, plus fun, food, and plenty of fabulous surprises! (Dallas, TX)

February 2023

Feb. 11-12 NYC SCBWI conference Join the annual in person or virtual (Feb. 25) conference for children's writers and illustrators. Check back at the website on Nov. 4 for more information; registration begins on Nov. 10.

June 2023

June 9-15 Join renown bestselling author Neal Shusterman in a small workshop with agents, producers, and editors in Cabo San Lucas, in Mexico. For more information, contact Lisa (at) bigsurechildrenswriters (dot) com.