Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI-WI 2018 Fall Retreat and Conference

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Date(s) - 09/21/2018 - 09/23/2018
12:00 am

Green Lake Conference Center
W2511 WI-23 - Green Lake, WI 54941


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Art by Rebecca Hirsch


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Join us September 21-23, 2018 at the Green Lake Conference Center, where this year’s theme is Reality Check: Exploring Truth. We’re offering a pre-conference intensive on Friday, The Reality of Money, which is being led by accountant and creative Jeff Verkuilen, and includes a meal. We’ll have an information fair and meet and greet from 3-5pm featuring our key volunteers and diversity committee, all there to help our participants get set up with critique groups, access the listserv, and answer any questions. 

The conference officially begins Friday at 6pm with our opening keynote author Meg Medina! And later we hope to see you Come As You Are to our Friday night social Pajama Party! Because we all know the reality of writing and illustrating is usually working in our comfy clothes. Don’t forget to bring your dancing slippers.

Saturday is full of keynotes, panel discussions, and critique sessions. And later that evening we’ll have an autograph party along with our art showcase featuring this year’s illustration contest applicants who’ll be creating three scenes in a sequence using the prompt Two Truths and a Lie. Portfolios will also be on display, and a winner will be selected by Random House Art Director Katrina Damkoehler.

Sunday will feature our faculty panel, and end with a closing keynote by author and musician Tim McCanna.

Conference registration includes all meals Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, a drink ticket, and both socials. Friday Intensive participants will also have Friday night dinner included. Registration closes August 18th!


HOTEL ROOM BLOCK: Call Green Lake Conference Center at (920) 294-3323 directly to book your hotel rooms. Singles, doubles, triples, and larger houses available upon request. To receive the special rate of $104/night (includes all taxes!) you must mention SCBWI or Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and register your name and the name of your guest(s). We recommend you book early. Our block mostly consists of rooms in Bauer Lodge and Kern Lodge.