Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Falling Leaves Masterclass Retreat

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Date(s) - 11/05/2022 - 11/07/2022
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Silver Bay YMCA
87 Silver Bay Road - Silver Bay, New York 12874


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This annual masterclass retreat provides attendees with a one-on-one critique with one of our faculty editors, group critique opportunities and faculty-led evening workshops at beautiful Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.


We are taking a hiatus for 2020/2021, but we are already planning Falling Leaves for the autumn of 2022!

Falling Leaves is by application only and we have a rotating focus each year: 2019 was Picture Books, 2018 was MG and YA Fiction and Nonfiction, etc.



A Google form will be posted here June 1, 2021 when applications are open. Deadline to apply will be July 1, 2021.

Registration fee will be posted here. (Room and board at Silver Bay are additional.)

You will be notified of acceptance by September 1st. If accepted an invoice will be sent to you with payment instructions.

Upon receipt of your registration fee you will be required to book your room at Silver Bay.