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By Ann Rousseau Smith, SCBWI CenCal News Liaison and Rebecca Langston-George, SCBWI CenCal Regional Advisor

Join us for a weekend of writing, revising, and crafting your pitch at an ocean side resort. In addition to craft workshops and the opportunity to pitch your work to an agent, you’ll enjoy sunset fire pits and s’mores overlooking the ocean, life-size checkers and chess games atop the cliff, and strolls on the sand.

Karen Grencik

Agent Karen Grencik with Red Fox Literary will join us for an “Ask the Agent” session and will listen to pitches and provide feedback. In our hands-on workshops, author Alexis O’Neill will teach you how to write a query and synopsis that will stand out, and author Rebecca Langston-George will engage you in revision exercises that will bring your writing to a new level. We’ll facilitate optional peer critique sessions to shape your manuscript and make sure you have unstructured time to write, relax and rejuvenate in the surf and sand.

Alexis O’Neill

The fun begins Friday, January 11 at 5:00 pm and runs through Sunday, January 13 at noon at the Cavalier Resort (9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon). Five delicious restaurant-catered meals will be provided including a picnic boxed lunch Saturday you can tote to the beach if you wish. A shared standard room with two double beds is $450 per person. A standard single private room with one bed is $610. An ocean view single room with one bed and a patio facing the water is $720 (no doubles). Prices include meals. A limited number of 8-minute pitch slots will be available for an extra $20. Registration opened October 1, 2018 at https://cencal.scbwi.org/. Do not contact the hotel to register. A waiting list will be available if slots are filled at the time of this blog post.

Rebecca Langston-George

Contact SCBWI CenCal Regional Advisor Rebecca Langston-George at cencal-ra@scbwi.orgwith any questions. 

For information on SCBWI-CenCal events (open to all SCBWI members!), go to http://cencal.scbwi.org


Don’t forget: Book Talk Online

Book Talk is a monthly book discussion group taking place on the SCBWI Central-Coastal California listserv. Discussions begin on the first of each month, facilitatedby Lynn Becker. To become a member of the listserv, go to:  http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/SCBWI-CCal/



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Images provided by SCBWI Central-Coastal Region and Cavalier Resort, San Simeon