Category Archives: Pocono Retreat

A Special Thank You to the Highlights Foundation, by Kim Briggs

In 2014, I received a scholarship to attend the Eastern PA SCBWI Pocono Retreat. I’d been a member of SCBWI for two years, but I’d never attended a chapter event. At the time, the chapter ran two writer focused events … Continue reading

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What’s the FORCE Behind Your Work? Part 3, by Team EPA SCBWI

One with the Force by Kim Briggs Co-Regional Advisor “I’m one with the Force. The Force is with me,” Chirrut Imwe chants repeatedly while he and Baze Malbus protect Jin and Cassian from enemy forces at the remains of the … Continue reading

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What’s the FORCE Behind Your Work? Part 2, by Team EPA SCBWI

It’s May, it’s Tuesday, the Pocono Retreat is only 3 days away! So let’s keep the ball rolling with our opening night previews. We can’t wait to hear about the FORCE that drives your work on Friday night! Three FORCES … Continue reading

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What’s the FORCE Behind Your Work? Part 1, by Team EPA SCBWI

As we started planning this year’s Pocono Mountain Retreat, the opening date– May 4th resonated with us. For those who don’t know Yoda or Luke or Leia or Obi-Wan, the date may not appear as serendipitous. For those who do know STAR WARS, you know May 4th … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Tara Lazar, by Lindsay Bandy

I’m having so much fun hanging out in the Cafe with one of my kidlit heroes, Tara Lazar! She’s a prolific author, an award-winning blogger, and Supermom. And she’s about to add “Pocono Retreat 2018 Faculty Member” to her resume! … Continue reading

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An Interview with Art Director Ellice Lee, by Virginia Law Manning

Welcome, Ellice! Thank you for agreeing to be our faculty art director at the Pocono Retreat! I can hardly believe the conference is less than a month away. Wahoo!!! I’m super excited for your workshops and my portfolio critique with … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with K.M. Walton, by Lindsay Bandy

Hello, Eastern PA! I’m here at the Cafe with our good friend, K.M. Walton. If you attended Fall Philly in 2017, you probably heard Kate’s amazing keynote. Because we all wanted to hear more, we invited her back for the … Continue reading

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