Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators




• Registration is $485.00 for SCBWI members and $535.00 for non-members. This includes the entire workshop, plus dinners and lunches from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. (Breakfasts are on your own). 
• Conference cancellation policy: 75% REGISTRATION REFUND IF CANCELED THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO STARTING DATE.  After that, no refund.

• Want to stay overnight? Cottages on the grounds of Chautauqua Park may be booked for the weekend through Chautauqua’s Lodging Office. Make your reservation directly at or call 303-952-1611. It’s a holiday weekend, so I advising making your reservation soon.  Four sizes of cottages (efficiency, one-, two-, and three-bedroom) are available starting from $185 per cottage per night, plus 12.3% lodging tax.  All cottages have fully equipped kitchens. For more information, see Book early and mention you are with the RMC-SCBWI workshop.
• Chautauqua cottage cancellation policy: Please verify on your on with Chautauqua lodging for updates on prices and cancellation policy.
• If you would like to bring a guest for dinner on Friday evening, extra dinner tickets are $55 per person.  For Saturday evening, extra tickets are $35 per person.



1.  Print and fill out the Registration Form at the end of this brochure. Make your check payable to “RMC-SCBWI” and send with registration form to: "Big Sur in the Rockies Children's Writing Workshop"  c/o Jerilyn Patterson, 1610 Pace Street, Suite 900 Box #315, Longmont, CO 80504. Your manuscript submission will not be considered until payment has been received.

2.  Submit the first two pages of one manuscript (maximum 500 words) to: with “Big Sur workshop submission” in the Subject line.  Send the submission in the body of the email, not as an attachment.  If sent as an attachment, it will not be read. You will receive notification that your document has been received. If you do not receive notification that your document has been received and is under consideration, please double check email address and resend.

Deadline for submission is April 2015 (specific deadline date coming)

Note: Works may not be accepted if the content falls outside the faculty area of expertise, or if the executive director feels the work and writer would not benefit from attending the workshop. You will be notified as soon as possible, with a full refund of registration fee, should your work not be approved. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance is via email. If you have not heard by close of registration, please contact the registrar.

Register early.  Space is limited so we can keep the workshop small for personal attention.


Contact Jerilyn Patterson (Registrar) (email preferred)  or (303) 618-7816, or

Kim Tomsic (Coordinator)  or (602) 321-4006