Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Rotto @ Home 2020

Sunday May 24 & May 25

Forget hourly swell checks and seasick pills, this year we’re doing the Rottnest Retreat from the comfort, and safety, of our own homes because, well, you know the reason.

Over two days we’ll review each other’s manuscripts and portfolios, we’ll hear from SCBWI founder Lin Oliver in LA, learn a few things from Holden Sheppard, Amie Kaufman, Sally Rippin and Kate & Jol Temple then grab our wines and candles and huddle round our laptops for the 2020 version of the Rottnest Retreat chapel readings, Rotto @ Home – Bedtime Stories.

Peer Group Review sessions, Lin Oliver’s Zoom session and Bedtime Stories are all FREE but registrations are essential.

Workshop/Q&A sessions with Holden Sheppard, Amie Kaufman, Sally Rippin and Kate & Jol Temple are $30 each OR register for all four for $100.

To book all four sessions at the discounted rate of $100, select that option below.

Bookings are open to all SCBWI West members near and far! All you need is a laptop or device and internet connection.

**Please note: After bookings close at 9pm THURSDAY MAY 20, you will be emailed a Zoom link and password for every session you have registered for the next day. These links will take you to “waiting rooms” where your name will be checked off our list before entering the session.

Program of Events

Click the link below to download the full two-day program in PDF format:

Rotto @ Home Program

How to Book

Follow the links in this section to find the booking forms for all the Rotto @ Home sessions.

**Please Note: You must make a booking for every session you wish to attend – even the free ones.

Bookings Close 9PM, Thursday May 21


Peer Review Session (Sunday)

Peer Review Session (Monday)

Lin Oliver

Bedtime Stories Session 1

Bedtime Stories Session 2


SPECIAL *All Four Guest Speaker Sessions  for $100

Kate & Jol Temple ($30)

Holden Sheppard ($30)

Sally Rippin ($30)

Amie Kaufman ($30)

Confirming Bookings

After your booking is complete, you should receive a confirmation email from TryBooking. If you don’t receive your confirmation email, check your Spam folder. If you still can’t find it, please contact Regional Advisor Kelly Canby for assistance.

Anti-Harassment Policy

SCBWI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience in its events and activities. Please review the official SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy before booking.


For more information about this event, please email Regional Advisor Kelly Canby.