Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Fall Retreat 2017

Date(s) - 10/19/2017 - 10/22/2017
12:00 am

Silver Falls Conference Center
20022 Silver Falls Hwy SE - Sublimity, OR 97385

fall retreat 2017 logo landscape
Artwork by Meredith Crandall Brown
The Retreat is Sold Out!
We are back at our beloved Silver Falls for this year's fall retreat. We'll have fantastic speakers in a fantastic location. The fall colors should be great, making this a wonderful place to learn and work. We think this will be a retreat to remember, so join us and Let's Make Magic!
Erica Rand Silverman, agent, Simola Literary Studio; Lorin Oberweger, agent, Adams Literary; Kat Brzozowski, editor, Swoon Reads/Feiwel & Friends; Priscilla Burris, SCBWI U.S. Illustrator Coordinator & Advisor; Ruth Musgrave, author.
For complete schedule, click on:
**Please note special instructions for Priscilla Burris's workshop on Sunday**
Special Opportunities
We will have a Mini Book Launch on Friday morning, and Illustrators' Showcase on Saturday morning, Peer Critique Sessions by genre on Friday, Round-the-Cabin Faculty Critique Sessions on Saturday, Open Mic on Friday and Saturday evenings, an Illustrator Portfolio Display, and One-on-One Consultations for manuscripts, portfolios and book dummies.
Cedar InteriorThe conference center is located 1.5 miles from the campground off Highway 214 at Silver Falls State Park. The lodges (Alder, Blueberry, Cedar and Dogwood) are similar to a suite style living space with six separate guest rooms with two twin beds each. You'll feel very much like you are a part of the wilderness with towering trees surrounding the lodges, Big Leaf Dining Hall and Smith Creek meeting rooms. Exquisite falls are nearby.

Early Bird by September 1st: Members only $395. After September 1st, the rates go up to: Members $445, and Nonmembers can register for $495. Manuscript critiques and portfolio critiques are $50 each; picture book dummy critiques are $60. All other opportunities are free. This event will be limited to 48 attendees.
No refunds after October 1st. There will be a $15 handling fee on all refunds.
Registration closes on October 6th.
Registration opens on August 1st at 8:00 a.m. Registration closes on October 6th at 11:59 p.m. Please note that the registration fee includes a shared room and all meals. Members, log in to the website and it will autofill your information. You will pay by credit or debit card. If you wish to pay offline by check, send your check immediately after you register to: SCBWI-OR, P.O. Box 990, Mulino, OR 97024. Please indicate that it is for the fall retreat and if your registration name is different from the name on the check. We must receive your check within one week of your registration to reserve your space, Sorry, we are not using PayPal anymore.
Please read about the special opportunities in detail in the lavender box before you register. Note deadlines and special instructions for participating. It might be helpful to have a copy of the schedule when you register.
Trouble registering? Contact Sue Ford at
Questions? Contact Judi Gardiner at

This event is fully booked.