SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

What to Bring & Directions

THINGS TO BRING


You will meet with two different faculty members, one leading a first critique group and the other leading a second critique group. Each critique group will meet twice. Each critique group meeting will last two hours.

 

7 copies of a short manuscript or chapter to work on in your first critique group. There may be time to work on more than one project, so feel free to bring another manuscript or a different section of the first manuscript. (Think in terms of sections that can be discussed productively in 20-25 minutes; up to five pages usually works well.)

 

7 copies of a short manuscript or chapter to work on in your second critique group.

 

5 copies of a query letter, cover letter, first pages or pitch to possibly work on in panel sessions. Check back for more details.

 

Plan to write, so bring works-in-progress and writing equipment. Note: For printing and photocopying, a FedEx Office is located at 2616 Baseline Road, one mile away (east) in the shopping center at the corner of Baseline Road and Broadway Street.

 

 

A flashlight (for walking at night) and comfortable shoes. Nearby trails lead into The Flatirons foothills.

 

Breakfast options:

*Bring breakfast food if you are staying in a Chautauqua cottage. (All cottages are fully equipped with kitchens.)

*The Chautauqua Dining Hall is open for breakfast.

*One mile away (east) at the corner of Baseline Road and Broadway Street is a shopping center with Whole Foods, Einstein Bros. Bagels, The Egg and I restaurant, Starbucks Coffee, and Brewing Market coffee. A little farther east at Baseline Road and 30th Street is Sprouts Farmers Market.

HOW TO GET TO CHAUTAUQUA PARK


900 Baseline Road
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Main Number 303.442.3282

www.chautauqua.com

 

The workshop will open Friday at 5:00 PM with dinner at the Dining Hall. The main meeting room will be the Grand Assembly Room in the Community House.

 

By Plane: If you’re flying, the nearest major airport is Denver International Airport. You can transfer to Chautauqua by riding the Boulder Super Shuttle (303) 227-0000 or www.supershuttle.com

 

By Car: In Boulder, from Baseline Road just past 9th Street, turn left into Chautauqua Park. From the main road (Kinnikinic) to the:

 

Academic Hall (lodging office and main office): Take 3rd left after large green area onto Morning Glory Drive. It’s the two-story tan building on the right-hand side.

 

Community House (our big meeting room is the Grand Assembly on the main floor): Take 3rd left after large green area onto Morning Glory Drive. It’s the 4th building on the left (stucco and stone).

 

Dining Hall: Turn left just after the large green area onto Clematis. It’s a two-story white building on the right-hand side.