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Pocono Recap and New Logo Reveal! by Lindsay Bandy

The return to real life after the Pocono Retreat (laundry, sibling squabbles, HVAC repairs, oh my!) is always a tough one, and this year has been no exception. Now that I’m home and my children are back onto their normal … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Senior Editor and Author Orli Zuravicky, by Lindsay Bandy

Orli Zuravicky is a senior editor at Scholastic, and she has written and edited over a hundred books for children. She’s about to add “2017 Pocono Retreat Faculty Member” to her long list of accomplishments! Here she is with a … Continue reading

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Nominate A Charitable Cause for SCBWI’s Books for Readers Campaign! by Lindsay Bandy

Amidst all the ups and downs of the business and the process, it’s good to stop and remember why we do what we do: the readers. We all dream of that kid who will hug our book to her heart! … Continue reading

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Congratulations Val Jones and Broccoli! by Lindsay Bandy

Fridays are my favorites for sharing happy news, and I’m so excited to share that Val Jones’ ADORABLE picture book, WHO WANTS BROCCOLI? has won the Keystone to Reading Elementary Award for Preschool! Broccoli is a lovable but rambunctious dog … 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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Come to the Next Buck’s County Meet & Greet on April 4th! by Virginia Law Manning

Bucks County Meet & Greet–Free Event for SCBWI Members! EPA member Anita Nolan and I hope you’ll join us on Tuesday April 4th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Artists of Yardley, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA 19067. … 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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BY THE NUMBERS with Adrienne, Lindsay, Alison, and Kim

This year is the 25th Anniversary of our Pocono Retreat. We thought what better way to celebrate this milestone than by the numbers! Just look at some of the numbers we found about our region: On the first night of the … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Marcus Sedgwick, by Lindsay Bandy + SAINT DEATH Giveaway!

I’m so happy to host author Marcus Sedgwick at the Eastern Penn Points Café today! He’s the winner of a Printz Award for MIDWINTERBLOOD and two Printz Honors for REVOLVER and THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN, and his books have been … 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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