Each year, Western Pennsylvania's Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, (WPA SCBWI), puts on events for children's writers (SCBWI members have priority). One of my favorites is the spring writing retreat which is held in Bethany, West Virginia. It's a chance to meet fellow children's writers, develop new friendships or renew old, get up to date on industry news and make professional contacts. This year, the retreat will be held April 27 through the 29th. Scholastic editors Grace Kendall and Mallory Kass will join us for a working weekend of critique circles and fellowship.
More information will soon be posted on the following website. http://www.wpascbwi.com/