2019 Sunshine Writers Retreat

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Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 November, 2019Join us for the third annual Sunshine Writers Retreat. For the full program and inclusions, visit: You'll enjoy 3.5 days in the gorgeous Sunshine Coast Hinterland where you'll learn from some of Australia's foremost authors, illustrators, publishers, agents and guest speakers. Spend time networking, sharing, learning, soaking up the atmosphere, being inspired and motivated to create. You'll love this retreat so much, you'll never want to go home. The unique retreat program provides a perfect balance for learning and creating and has been specially developed to provide a ‘holistic’ approach to assist you in developing the various components of your manuscript over the 3.5 days.

The retreat includes 3 Full Days of Masterclasses – 6 sessions in total. Learn from some of Australia’s most successful authors, illustrators and industry professionals. Half Day of Writing Retreat/Free Time on the afternoon/evening prior to the Retreat commencing plus a relaxing and rejuvenating Beginner Yoga Session. All meals are included in the Residential Packages for the full three days of the retreat. Delicious breakfast hampers are supplied to your cabin, home-cooked morning and afternoon teas, continuous tea and coffee, home-cooked hot lunches, and home-cooked dinners (barbecue one night, buffet one night), desserts after dinner are also included. Also included: Story Circles Critiquing Groups, Book Launch Events, Trivia Quiz, Second-Hand Book Swap.

Price for 3.5 Day Residential Packages TWIN SHARE: $1390 inc GST per person + Eventbrite booking fee. Price for 3.5 Day Residential SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (entire cabin to yourself): $1890 inc GST per person + Eventbrite booking fee.. Agent and Publisher Assessment Meetings are available at $88 per 15 minute session. Guest Speakers, Industry Professionals & Masterclass Presenters for 2019: Aleesah Darlison - Children's & Young Adult Author, Owner of Greenleaf Press Susanne Gervay (OAM) - Children's & Young Adult Author, SCBWI Regional Advisor Richard Yaxley (OAM) - Adult & Young Adult Author Cass Moriarty - Adult & Young Adult Author Jo Sandhu - Children's (Middle Grade Fiction) Author Shannon Horsfall - Author & Illustrator Rachel Sweasey - Commissioning Editor at Wombat Books & Rhiza Press Kathy Creamer - Principal Partner, Little Pink Dog Books Peter Creamer - Partner, Little Pink Dog Books Justine Barker - Owner and Agent at Mayfair Literary Agency For those not booked in as Residents, you can purchase tickets separately to the Friday Night Dinner with special guest speakers (two publishers and one agent).

Cost is $145 inc GST + Eventbrite booking fee. For the full program and inclusions, visit: Prefer to spread your payment out? Follow this link for our Payment Plan option: A handful of Day Visitor Passes are available for the Sunshine Writers Retreat. These passes are kept to a strictly limited supply ensure an intimate and exclusive experience for attendees. Because spots are strictly limited, you'll need to book in quickly. Allocations will be on a first in, first served basis and places cannot be held without payment.These passes cover the three days of the retreat when the masterclasses will be delivered, that is Friday 15 - Sunday 17 November inclusive.As a Day Visitor, you can choose to attend single days (Friday, Saturday OR Sunday) or you can choose to attend all three days with the 3 Day Pass.

Discounts apply for multiple days purchased.Each day you purchase a Day Visit Pass for, you'll enjoy all masterclasses and delicious home-cooked morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas (from 9am – 4pm). You can also purchase Publisher and Agent Assessments for Friday afternoon, just as our Residential delegates have. You can book in for an assessment meeting and attend as a Day Visitor on a different day.

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