CenCal Writers Retreat 2018

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/12/2018 - 01/14/2018
4:00 pm

Location
La Casa de Maria Retreat Center
800 El Bosque Road - Santa Barbara, CA


"Bravely Crafting Picture Books with Heart"

 

 

 

Featuring Tammi Sauer

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January 12 - 14, 2018 

Registration opens October 1, 2017

(Martin Luther King Weekend)
 Friday 4 pm until Sunday 12 noon

at La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center
800 El Bosque Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

 

 

During this productive and fun picture book retreat, Tammi Sauer will unveil her favorite picture book writing secrets. Attendees will delve into the most important picture book components (character, conflict, word choice, etc.) through discussion, examples, and engaging exercises. They will come away with what to include in a picture book's beginning, middle, and end, garner tips in creating an irresistable read aloud, and explore strategies for building the much-sought-after heart and humor into their manuscripts.

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ABOUT TAMMI:

Tammi Sauer is a former teacher and library media specialist. She has sold 28 picture books to major publishing houses including Disney*Hyperion, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, and Sterling. In addition to winning awards, her books have gone on to do great things. CHICKEN DANCE: THE MUSICAL is currently on tour across the nation, NUGGET & FANG was a featured book in the 2015 Scholastic Book Fair, and YOUR ALIEN, an NPR Best Book of 2015, was recently released in Italian, Spanish, Korean, and French, which makes Tammi feel extra fancy. 

When Tammi isn't reading or writing, she is most likely eating out or checking her email. Tammi lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she is an active member of the SCBWI Oklahoma region. She has presented at numerous SCBWI events across the country. 

 

OPEN TO SCBWI MEMBERS ONLY
(BE SURE TO LOG IN TO SCBWI BEFORE REGISTERING)
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Double Room: $470      Single Room: $650

All meals from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast included.
For doubles, we will do our best to accommodate your roommate requests but cannot make any guarantees.

In the event that all spaces fill, we will be taking a waitlist.
It is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate any commuters and, therefore, recommend registering if you plan on attending.
Contact MaryAnn @ cencal.scbwi.org if you have any further questions.

REFUND POLICY: There is a $50 refund charge for any cancellation prior to November 30.
Any cancellation after November 30 will be handled on a case by case 
basis
and subject to a $100 cancellation fee
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NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER January 1, 2017.