SCBWI-LA Working Writers’ Retreat CLASS of 2012

The retreat was exhausting, fun, and memorable. I made a lot of new friends, caught up with old ones and learned so much from the stellar faculty we had. Aside from taking lots of notes from the panel talks and critique sessions, I also took tons of pictures of every event.

When I first attended the Working Writer’s Retreat three years ago, I forced my nostalgia and love of pictures on my patient classmates, and asked to be the unofficial photographer for the event. Everybody loved the pictures and the practice soon stuck.

On this, the third year of my retreat photography, Regional Advisers and awesome retreat organizers Lee Wind and Sarah Laurenson officially made me the retreat’s photographer in residence.

I’m not a professional (not even an amateur, really), but I do love taking pictures. I hope to one day take actual photography lessons and improve my skills. But for now, these fun pictures will have to do.

SCBWI-LA Working Writers’ Retreat CLASS of 2012


Faculty and Organizers



Award Winners




Best Sellers






We did some serious work that weekend.

But we made sure to have fun, too.










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11 Responses to “SCBWI-LA Working Writers’ Retreat CLASS of 2012”

  1. Bish Denham says:

    Oh you lucky writers! What fun.

  2. Southpaw says:

    That does sound like fun. Congrats on becoming the official photographer, too.

  3. Akoss says:

    This is one of the reasons why I love your blog so much. :)
    Thank you for sharing :)

  4. Angie Flores says:

    Looks like a great time! I hope to join next year!

  5. Fun! I love that you just took pictures until they made it official. I’ve been too chicken to take pictures at the PPWCon, and I wish I’d gotten my photo taken with Kelley Armstrong. Sigh. We do have an official photographer, though, so I am already too late.

  6. Ha! Love those pictures at the end. :) Sounds like you had an amazing time!

  7. Susan Fields says:

    Great pictures – looks like a fun event!

  8. These pictures made me smile. Glad to see you captured some of your retreat for us.

  9. You did a great job… Love everyone’s pic….but mine! We did have fun, didn’t we!!!!!!!!!! Thanks fo the too cool memories.

  10. Great pictures Nutschell! Yes, it was A LOT of fun!

  11. Seeing all those smiling faces puts a smile on mine. Thanks so much for taking them and keeping the memories alive. What a great group and wonderful retreat that was!

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