The New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators has been running the Whispering Pines Writers' Retreat in Rhode Island for more than twenty years. It is one of those retreats that's more of a mini-conference with a weekend of mentors and presentations. It's a very well regarded and popular event, so much so that they've started running two a year.
This fall the organizers will be running a different kind of Whispering Pines, a working retreat without faculty or workshops. A traditional writers' retreat in a beautiful, somewhat isolated place.
Dates: Oct. 25-27.
For an extra fee, you can get a private room!!! Introverts take note.
You can also get day only tuition, for those of us who think an entire weekend with our own kind would be way too much, even with our own rooms.
This thing has a lot to offer.
Disclosure: I attended Whispering Pines Retreat thirteen years ago as a mentor and went back as a participant for a day a few years later. My sister has attended rubber stamping retreats at the same facility. Her complaint? The food was too good.