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It's the 9th Annual Creative Field Trip for Writers and Illustrators
All aboard the Catalina Express. The Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit are ready to tickle your muse and push your characters and story lines to greater depths. Innovative exercises, resourceful tools- and after immersing yourself in the history and mystery of the town of Avalon and Catalina Island including the famous Casino museum (which will be featuring Chaplin and Goddard), we'll be breaking for lunch, and some wandering, writing and shopping adventures.
The art is in the Journey!
Field trip includes: Catalina Ferry ticket ($74.50) / Museum admission / Creative materials / And loads of fun.
Don't miss this great opportunity to have your manuscript or portfolio critiqued.
Pack your picnic lunch or enjoy the food available at the Skirball Cultural Center (Skirball Link) at Zeidler's Café (Cafe Link).
WRITERS: Bring 5 pages (6 copies) to be read aloud
ILLUSTRATORS: Bring a portfolio (5 pieces) or book dummy
Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and/or a hat. A picnic blanket to sit on is wonderful, too. Though there is seating available, there might not be enough to accommodate everyone.
All attendees will be placed into groups upon arrival. Please be prepared to choose your category for group placement - Fiction or Non-Fiction in the following categories:
Picture Book, Easy Reader, Chapter Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult
This unique FREE
event is brought to you by the SCBWI-LA chapter. All attendees must be
current members of SCBWI.
You'll hear from top agents and editors on the state of the market, get inspired by award-winning authors and illustrators, attend small, targeted breakout workshops, and have a chance to connect with old friends and meet new ones!
Whether you are an author or illustrator, published or unpublished, create picture books or Young Adult novels, you won't want to miss the SCBWI Summer Conference.
The Working Writer's Retreat is an intense critiquing weekend with critique sessions, revision time, exercises, faculty panels, parties - including karaoke - and culminating in a first pages pitch session with 4 acquiring editors and agents.