Are you ready to recapture that first-day-of kindergarten feeling?
While we all love the energy that surrounds a conference and the learning opportunities presented by workshops, sometimes a retreat is just what a writer or illustrator needs to convert all that inspiration and information into work on a page.
Over the last three years Southern Breeze has held three summer retreats which have received rave reviews from those who attended, and we now offer a fall retreat for those who are busy with kids and family and vacation during the summer.
Here is what attendees have to say about the value of attending a retreat:
"There is no better feeling when staring at a manuscript, wondering how in the world you can fix it, than the moment you remember hey, I'm at a writing retreat!
Three day SCBWI writing retreat: $150
Delicious food: $60
The best writing community just down the hall:
"I knew the writing time at the retreat would be valuable, but the new and deeper friendships with fellow writers were an unexpected bonus. It was so nice to connect for longer than a quick chat between conference sessions."
"Southern Breeze retreats give me the mental space I need to dig deeply into a project."
"There’s nothing like a retreat to jump start, revitalize, or fine tune a writing project. No dishes, no errands, no work emails—nothing but you and your book or art. Plus a few like-minded friends to bounce ideas around if needed. In fact, my first book (July 2018 publication date) is a direct result of a Southern Breeze retreat."
"What I like about a retreat is the focused atmosphere it provides."
"There is something about removing myself from the daily bustle, being in a different space, and having a stretch of time dedicated to a project that opens up my mind, at a retreat, to new possibilities for my work."
Are you ready to curl up in front of a fireplace ?
Dance in the rain?
Hunker down over your manuscript or take your sketch book for a long walk?
There's a rocking chair waiting for you, and guideposts to give your work new direction.
Register early for the next retreat before the slots fill up!