2017 Kidlit Mixer


This retreat is open to published YA/MG authors and is an opportunity to come together and network, compare notes, and just relax and get some writing done.


Sept 28 - Oct 1, 2017


Wimberley, TX

Attendance Cap


Application Deadline


Event Description

The format of the retreat is very relaxed. During the day there will be portions of the house reserved for working which means they are designated and fiercely guarded quiet zones. There will also be spaces available for networking or general noisiness.

All meals will be prepared for you. We ask that you assist in kitchen clean-up once during the retreat. Upon arrival everyone will be given one kitchen shift for a pre-determined day and time. All shifts are teams, so you'll never be on your own!

After dinner we break into groups for evening discussion. These discussions are lead by a few veteran authors and are a chance to focus on how we think about our careers as writers. Once those discussions are over, the rest of the night is for fun -- dancing, hot tubbing, and even some crafting has been known to occur.

The cost covers your room and all meals while at the retreat. Everyone will have a single kitchen shift for either meal prep or clean-up to keep things running smoothly. Alcohol is not provided, but you are always welcome to bring your own. Transportation is on your own, but we will help facilitate ride share and shuttles if there's need.

Nearest airport: Austin Bergstrom is 50 miles away.

The venue is a 10 acre property with a main house, guest house, and bunk house. There are bedrooms and gathering spaces in each location. Meals will be served in the main house. Pictures below!

-Private King suite with private bath: $1,400

-Shared King suite (bed shared with 1 person) with private bath: $750

-Private Queen room with shared bath: $1,000

-Shared Queen room (bed shared with 1 person) with shared bath: $600

-Bunk bed in a shared room with shared bath: $600

Venue Gallery

Queen Room

Queen Room in the Guest Cottage.

Bunk Room

One of three bunk rooms available.

Game room

The game room is attached to the bunkhouse.

Reserve your spot