Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Butt-In-Chair-Retreat 2016

Date(s) - 04/01/2016 - 04/03/2016
12:00 am

Holy Spirit Retreat Center
4316 Lanai Rd - Encino, CA 91436

Registration has closed!

Two nights, five meals, snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, the company of other butts-in-chairs working on their craft, impromptu critique groups, and the privacy of your own room.

The B-I-C Retreat:
Focus on your writing and/or illustrating
Take time for you and your WIP(s)
SCBWI Members Only!

This working, relaxing, time-for-your-craft weekend is held at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino. The dorm-style rooms provide two twin beds and bathroom, but NO internet access, landline telephones or TV. Few distractions! Some limited internet access is available in the main building. There are areas for gentle walks, a steep hill for the more adventurous, and a duck pond provides a place for quiet contemplation.

Staying on site: single occupancy – $350
Commuter – $225

The retreat opens Friday at 4pm and it’s all about you and your WIP(s). Impromptu critique groups, outdoor seating, and a communal working room available from registration until noon on Sunday.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends in the writing community, form lasting critique groups, or just spend your time working on your craft. Packaged snacks and hot beverages are available all weekend. Family-style meals provided, from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast.

Limited number of rooms available. Commuter slots also available.

No Roommates! (Unless you specifically request having one)



We have switched from PayPal to for our credit card processing. It is the only option to pay for this event. We hope this will eliminate the issues experienced with PayPal during the registration process. is the service the main office uses for Summer and Winter Conference.
We are not responsible for any technical difficulties that may arise during registration.
For the waitlist: You will be given the choice of whatever accommodation is available if your name comes up when processing the waitlists.

Please note: $30 administrative charge for refunds before February 15, 2016. Any refund requests after February 15 will be granted on a case-by-case basis and there will be a $100 administrative charge. E-mail your refund request to the Los Angeles region