Squam Lake - One Day

Sep 09, 2023

Rockywold Deephaven Camps, Squam Lake, Holderness, NH

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED: Hello Campers! Can't join us for the whole weekend? Sign up to come on Saturday, September 9, for a day of nature, writing sessions, and presentations with agent Stephen Fraser at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. This year, spots are limited and you must register by August 4 to secure a place and submit material for a critique. Press SCHEDULE to see some add on options for this event. Scroll down to learn more about this event and to see the schedule for the weekend. If you have any questions, please email Shawn Anderson at northernnera@nescbwi.org

What is Squam Lake Writing Retreat?

What is Squam Lake Writing Retreat? 

This is an opportunity for children’s book writers and illustrators to connect, improve their craft, and network with an industry professional. Rejuvenate your writing in this idyllic, rustic setting, enjoy presentations, get creative with staff and peers, and delight in the ambiance and delicious food.


This retreat is open to children’s book writers and writer-illustrators of all levels and genres, both published and trying hard to be published — creators of board books, picture books, chapter books, middle-grade novels, young-adult novels, and graphic novels, etc. 


Grab your hiking boots, a flashlight, and your laptop and join us.

And yes, there will be campfires!

Faculty Bios

Stephen Fraser
Alexandra Hinrichs
Co-Assistant Regional Advisor

Schedule for Saturday

Saturday, September 9

• (Optional) 5am writing session with Shawn

• Breakfast

• Keynote with Stephen Fraser

• Batch #2 one-on-ones

• Lunch

• Batch #3 one-on-ones and an organized creative session

• Dinner

• Evening pitch event

PLEASE NOTE: Cost of the one day event does not include housing. Due to the size of the retreat facility, we cannot offer housing to one day participants. You may come as early as you want on Saturday and can leave as late as you want, but you will not be able to stay overnight.

Please contact us with any questions

Shawn Anderson (Co-Regional Advisor) NorthernNERA@NESCBWI.org @ShawnTWrites

Alexandra Hinrichs (Co-Assistant Regional Advisor) NorthARA@NESCBWI.org @PuddleReader

Kathy Quimby Johnson @ktquimby

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or cancellations after Aug 4, unless a replacement can be found. If the spot can be filled, registrant will receive a refund (minus a $50.00 processing fee).