The retreat begins Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. with a networking dessert and distribution of written critiques. From then until Sunday, March 24 at 5 p.m. your time is yours to structure. You can wander the grounds of the beautiful Mission San Luis Rey (near Oceanside), hole up your room, or write or draw at your leisure in one of the rooms provided. Or join a critique group, sit in on a focus session run by published authors or illustrators, or do a bit of everything. In addition, you can register for the one-day intensives, which focus on illustration, picture books, or young adult novels.