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SCBWI Oregon: PAL Retreat

Feb 16, 2024 - Feb 19, 2024

Dawn Treader Beach House - 2624 SW Coast Ave, Lincoln City, OR

Retreat Information

We’re having our first ever PAL Retreat!

⭐Join Agent Natalie Lakosil, founder of Looking Glass Literary & Media, and HarperCollins Associate Editor Erika DiPasquale in Lincoln City over President’s Day Weekend, February 16-19.⭐

We’ll start off Friday night with check-in at 7 pm, have a full weekend of workshops, discussion groups, and writing time, then fond farewells at 10:30 am Monday morning.

🖊️ Attend a few workshops, walk on the beach, write, sketch, nap – this weekend is all about rejuvenating your creative spirit and being with your PALs.

To keep costs this low, we’re asking everyone to help with cooking or dishes for one meal, and to share a room with a few friends.

The house is designed for crowds, with a gourmet kitchen, 2 story media room, elevator, and plenty of space to spread out, but maid service isn’t included.

Registration is for PAL Members only.

Check out the Dawn Treader house here: https://dawntreaderretreat.com/


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Natalie Lakosil

Natalie Lakosil began her career in 2008, working as a literary agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Bradford Literary Agency and Irene Goodman Agency before founding Looking Glass Literary & Media in 2023. For over fifteen years she has championed and helped to build the careers of numerous award-winning, critically acclaimed and bestselling authors, including Stephen Briseño (The Notebook Keeper), Tiffany D. Jackson (Monday’s Not Coming), Tracy Badua (Freddie vs. the Family Curse), and Breanne Randall (The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic). Natalie represents fiction and nonfiction for ages 0-12, as well adult upmarket women’s/general fiction, cozy mystery/crime, and nonfiction.

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Erika DiPasquale

Erika DiPasquale has worked at HarperCollins for over 6 years, first as a member of the adult foreign rights team and now as an Associate Editor at Harper Children’s. She works on projects for all age ranges, from board book through YA, fiction and non-fiction. Erika is the editor of The Unstoppable Bridget Bloom and Three Things About Emmy Crawford by Allison L. Bitz and the upcoming picture books Navya Sings for Navarathri and The Last Tamale, among other titles. Erika also works on the Pete the Cat, Harold & the Purple Crayon, and Margaret Wise Brown programs and supports Nancy Inteli on her list, including the Food Group program. She moonlights as a yoga teacher, forest bathing guide, and reiki practitioner.