Echo Retreat

ECHO Retreat is a four-day writing and leadership program for upcoming Echo staff members. Our volunteers work to prepare students for the challenges associated with running The Echo: Teen Art & Lit Mag including giving constructive feedback, managing social media channels, audio editing for podcasts, and more!

Echo Retreat ’22

ECHO Retreat ’22 was held from July 25-28, 2022. Topics and activities included:


  • Writing icebreaker
  • Introduction to Retreat
  • What is a lit mag?
  • Leadership goal setting
  • Echo culture
  • Elements of design
  • Podcast brainstorming


  • Giving constructive feedback
  • Lit mag dissection
  • Vocal technique for podcasting
  • Sticker design
  • Patreon tier construction


  • A look back at Satirecho
  • Scriptwriting for comedy
  • Filming a Satirecho episode
  • Audio editing for podcasting


  • Diversity in publication
  • Presentation of our Satirecho episode and podcast episode
  • Lunch party!


A big thank you to PDQ Carrollwood for providing lunch on Monday to all of the students and volunteers attending ECHO Retreat.