Don’t forget to fill in your booking form and send it in with your deposit for the fantastic Children’s Writers’ Retreat being held during the weekend of 4th – 6th November 2011 in the Emmaus Centre in Swords, a short journey from Dublin airport. Hosted jointly by SCBWI British Isles and SCBWI Ireland, the Writer-in-Residance for the weekend is children’s writer Steve Hartley, with guest speakers Oisín McGann (children’s author) and Elaina O’Neill (Managing Editor at Little Island).
Steve Hartley will talk about his writing journey and about ‘Keeping up appearances: How to keep your characters In Character.’ Oisín McGann will talk about ‘What Happens Next?’ and how to create an engaging story. Elaina O’Neill, Managing Editor at Little Island will be talking about the Little Island list and what they look for when they go through submissions.
The cost for the three days and two nights of great food, beautiful surroundings, lodging and a productive social ambience is €240 or £210 per person for SCBWI members.
This retreat is suitable for any writer, regardless of the genre and age-group they write for, even picture books, so download the flyer and application form and get your application in today. There are only 26 places available and they’re selling out fast!