Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Novel Retreat for Serious Writers

Date(s) - 04/27/2018 - 04/29/2018
5:30 pm

Hyatt Place Durham/Southpoint
7840 NC Highway 751 - Durham, North Carolina 27713

SCBWI Carolinas 2018 Spring Retreat for Serious Writers will be held, again, at Hyatt Place, Southpoint (Durham, NC) a small hotel with bright open meeting spaces and nooks for individual writing and small group meetings.

Capped at thirty participants, the program begins Friday evening, April 27, 2018 with a craft presentation. Saturday includes two craft presentations, peer-to-peer groups and one face-to-face critique with a faculty member. All are invited to our Wine and Cheese Reception Saturday at 5:30PM.  The event concludes Sunday with a final craft presentation and small roundtable discussions with each editor.

OUR FACULTY:  [click on link for editor bio and presentation title and description]


  • Face to face with an editor: Each participant will be able to identify first, second and third choices for critique.
  • Peer Critiques: Each attendee should bring eight copies of the same manuscript to share with a peer group.

This program has been designed for writers who have an advanced understanding of novel structure and a serious commitment to craft.

Submission for critique: With registration send critique submission of 10 pages + synopsis to SCBWI Carolinas PO Box 1216, Conover NC 28613. Must be received by March 14, 2018.

This event is fully booked! 

  • Tuition: $250.00 for SCBWI Members
  •             $300.00 for nonmembers
  • To complete approval nonmembers should list their publications and titles at our  online form. 

Book your room for Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

  • Group Code G-BOOK
  • Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint
  • 7840 NC Hwy 751
  • Durham, NC, 27713 919.688.7800 option “0” to speak with our reservation team members
  • Breakfast and wi-fi are included in the hotel rate.

Terms & Conditions:

  • **SCBWI Members MUST login to receive member pricing. 
  • **There are no partial refunds for failure to login. 
  • **No credits will be given.
  • **No refunds 
  • Cancelling a credit card charge could result in additional fees and/or cancelled registration 
  • **We are not responsible for any technical difficulties that may arise during registration.

This event is fully booked.