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. 

May 20-22 Big Sur Children's Writer's Workshop at Cape Cod Join small, intensive writing workshops with two industry professionals organized by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Larger panel discussions  with agents and editors also included. (Cape Cod, MA)

May 22-28 Master Skills Workshop with Esteemed Editor Patti Gauch and Noted Author Gary D. SchmidtJoin other children’s literature authors for a week designed to help you dive deep into your craft and take your writing to the next level. The week includes four master lectures, four writing prompt sessions, four one-on-one meetings with the instructors, critiques, and more. In person session is full, online registration available.