Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • SCBWI Alaska's 2nd Annual ALASKA BIG THAW RETREAT May 11-13, 2018 Workshops by Stephen Barr of Writers House Lit. Agency   Optional critique groups and plenty of quiet writing and illustrating time Add a professional critique plus your sense of adventure and a desire to improve your craft And you're ready for the ALASKA BIG THAW RETREAT!
  • Ann Dixon with her books: Blueberry Shoe, Alone Across the Arctic, Big-Enough Anna, The Sleeping Lady, When Posey Peeked at Christmas, Trick-or-Treat!, Winter Is.
  • Cover image of Jen Funk Weber's picture book, Been There, Done That: Reading Animal Signs
  • Cover image for Cindy Lou Aillaud's picture book, Recess at 20 Below.
  • Lynn Lovegreen with her books: Gold Nuggets, Golden Days, Quicksilver to Gold, Worth Her Weight in Gold, Fools Gold.
  • Cover image for Annie Boochever's novel, Bristol Bay Summer.
  • Debbie Miller with a bunch of her books.
  • Cover image for Tricia Brown's picture book with Jeff King: Zig: The Warrior Princess.
  • Cover images from books by Jim and Suzi Gregg Fowler: Patsy Ann of Alaska; Arctic Aesop's Fables; Benny's Flag; Dolphin Adventure
  • Cover image for Dan Walker's 2016 novel: Secondhand Summer.
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For many of us, carving out time to write or illustrate can be a challenge. We’ve got jobs, kids, partners, parents, and commitments. But sit down we must. For some of us, if we don’t

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SCBWI-Postcard_Jenn-HoganArtist Jen Hogan Kocsmiersky designed the Alaska Big Thaw Retreat (May 2018) graphic.  She was one of the SCBWI Postcard Contest winners in December 2016.  You can find more of her work at her website.