Category Archives: Pocono Retreat

“A Method for the Madness” & Silent Auction Announcement, by Virginia Law Manning, EPA Critique Group Organizer

I’ve read it takes the average author 10 years to get their first book published. TEN years. But, one thing I’ve learned is that you can’t rush it. You have to do your homework. While there are no short cuts, … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Author, Writing Coach, and SCBWI EPA Co-Regional Advisor Kim Briggs, by Lori Ann Palma

If you’ve been enjoying our series of author interviews, then you’ll definitely want to read on for my one-on-one with our very own Kim Briggs! Kim is often behind the scenes working her magic for the SCBWI Eastern PA chapter, … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Literary Agent Taylor Martindale Kean, by Lori Ann Palma

There are only a few weeks until our 2017 Pocono Retreat! Today we have another amazing interview to help you get to know our faculty.  Taylor Martindale Kean joins us in the Eastern Penn Points café! Taylor Martindale Kean is a … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Agent and Author Tracy Marchini, by Lindsay Bandy

Hey, everyone, hope you’re getting as excited about the Pocono Retreat as I am! Deadlines are looming for critiques and portfolio reviews (April 7th!). If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. Just click here.  Tracy Marchini of BookEnds Literary … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Award-Winning Author Susan Campbell Bartoletti, by Lori Ann Palma

Our guest today in the Eastern Penn Points Café is Susan Campbell Bartoletti! Susan Campbell Bartoletti is an award-winning author of picture books, novels, and nonfiction for children, including the Newbery Honor book Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, the Sibert … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Illustrator and Author Kelly Light, by Lori Ann Palma

As March slowly comes to an end and April begins, we grow closer to this year’s Pocono Retreat! Today, as part of our interview series with our fabulous faculty, I chat with Kelly Light. Kelly Light lives in New York but … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Executive Art Director, Designer, and Illustrator Giuseppe Castellano, by Lindsay Bandy

It’s Pocono Retreat Interview Season! Today we have our first faculty interview of 2017 with Giuseppe Castellano – an award-winning Designer, Illustrator, and Executive Art Director at Penguin Random House. Giuseppe also offers personal guidance for illustrators through classes and … Continue reading

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PROOF OF LIES Giveaway, Weekend Wrap-Up & More! by Lori Ann Palma

TGIFriday! The last few weeks on Eastern Penn Points have been a whirlwind of magic, giveaways, upcoming events, and amazing interviews! In case you missed any of the action, or want to revisit some of our posts, check out the … Continue reading

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Registration is Now Open for the 25th Annual Pocono Retreat!

SCBWI POCONO RETREAT 2017 Join us to celebrate 25 years of Eastern Pennsylvania SCBWI!  April 28-30, 2017 Held at the Highlights Foundation Retreat Center Network with peers, authors, illustrators, agents and editors.   Attend Workshops, have your work professionally critiqued, … Continue reading

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Five Lessons I Learned at the 2016 Pocono Retreat, by Lori Ann Palma

Going to a conference, especially when it’s your first one, is always scary. Though I’ve been writing for years and heard about countless opportunities in my local area, I never made the leap to attend. My writer self wanted to … Continue reading

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