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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes
2020 San Francisco Writers Conference at the Hyatt Regency S.F. on the Embarcadero. Keynotes by Walter Mosley, Jonathan Maberry and Brooke Warner! Feb 13-16, 2020

CA

Wyoming Writers Inc. Conference
Wyoming Writers, Inc. hosts its annual 2-day conference in June. Featuring workshops with well-known fiction writers and poets and the opportunity...

WY

Mapping Your Writer's Journey
If you’ve ignored or denied a long-held desire to write, to fully express yourself—perhaps to share an untold story—then join us...

NC

The Genuine Writer's Retreat
The Genuine Writer's Retreat is designed to be a writer's dream getaway, complete with amazing accommodations, free food, 2 writing workshops,...

PA

Pennwriters Conference
LEARN GROW SOAR. 32nd Annual multi-genre writers conference featuring agent/editor pitches, 40+ workshops, keynotes, read & critiques, intensives, networking.

PA

PENCON
PENCON is the only conference for editors in the Christian market. Attendees will learn about the editing industry and network within...

TN

The "Get Published" Workshop
Award-Winning National Bestselling Author Margaret Johnson-Hodge knows the only thing between publishing goals and being publish is knowledge, which she's sharing...

GA

Missouri Writers' Guild Annual Conference
Workshops (fiction/nonfiction, romance, mystery, screenwriting, query letters, book design), critiques, pitches to literary agents, Slush Pile sessions, awards banquet & keynote...

MO

Longleaf Writers' Conference at Seaside, FL
Established by writers, for writers. Occurs annually in May in Seaside FL on one of the most beautiful beaches in the...

FL

Indie Unconference - Europe
The first Indie Unconference in Europe. A three day program of exchange of info on indie publication.

Italy

Green River Writers Workshop
Memoir writing workshop in an intimate, supportive environment. We address memoir in historical, poetic, and fictional form. For beginning and experienced...

NM

How to Build Tension with Objectives, Obstacles and Stakes
Want to write a page turner? ADD tension to your story. From memoir to mystery, sci-fi to romance, comedy or tragedy,...

WA

Deadly Ink Mystery Conference
12 workshops, 2-tracks for writers and fans

NJ

Creating a Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers
Writing & sharing work/ guest authors/ held on Connecticut shoreline. The day will be filled with nourishment for the body, soul...

CT

Writing as a Sacred Practice
Join us this spring at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health for a writing retreat. There will be a lecture...

MA

Broadleaf Writers Conference
Headlined by #1 NYT bestseller Angie Thomas, bestselling writers, literary agents, and sesions packed with insightful information and experience, our conference...

GA

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Welcome to the best guide for writing programs
Established in 1988 as a publisher of comprehensive worldwide guides to writing, educational travel and creative career programs, ShawGuides has offered free online access to the unabridged, continually updated content of each guide since 1995. You can search for writing programs by location or keyword, or view a calendar of upcoming writing events.

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MurderCon, presented by the Writers' Police Academy in writing MurderCon, presented by the Writers' Police Academy
MurderCon, presented by the Writers’ Police Academy, is a special training event for writers of all genres, with a specific focus on solving the crime of murder.

Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference in writing Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference
Located on Puget Sound, this affordable and small conference focuses on the craft of writing, plus information on publishing, marketing and specialty topics.

Writing Retreat in the French Alps in writing Writing Retreat in the French Alps
If you've ever felt inspired to tell your story or have a strong urge to write, explore writing as a way to reconnect with your inner life and gain creative self-confidence. Jul 20-27, 2019

Sanibel Island Writers Conference in writing Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Four-day conference for writers of all levels, features workshops, panels, and consultations with our faculty of celebrated authors and teachers. Sanibel, FL, Nov 8-11, 2018

San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes in writing San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes
2020 San Francisco Writers Conference at the Hyatt Regency S.F. on the Embarcadero. Keynotes by Walter Mosley, Jonathan Maberry and Brooke Warner! Feb 13-16, 2020

PNWA 2019 Conference in writing PNWA 2019 Conference
Take your writing to the next level. Attend the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association 2019 Conference, one of largest writing conferences in the country. Sep 12-15, 2019.

Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop in writing Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop
Six-week summer workshop for serious writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Prestigious faculty of award-winning authors. 6/3/2019-7/12/2019 Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

Murphy Writing of Stockton University in writing Murphy Writing of Stockton University
Escape the distractions of your busy life. Supportive retreats will energize and inspire your writing. Take advantage: plentiful writing time, insightful feedback and good company.

Leopardi Writing Conference: Writing Workshop in Italy in writing Leopardi Writing Conference: Writing Workshop in Italy
Visit a beautiful medieval hilltop town in Italy, enjoy a view of the Adriatic Coast, and workshop your writing with award-winning authors. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. Jul 20-28, 2019

2019 Las Vegas Writer's Conference in writing 2019 Las Vegas Writer's Conference
Las Vegas Writer's Conference has sessions and workshops for all levels of writers from beginners to ready to publish whether traditional or self publishing May 2-4, 2019.

Italy, in Other Words Memoir Writing and Cultural Retreat in writing Italy, in Other Words Memoir Writing and Cultural Retreat
Join us for a week-long Memoir Writing Workshop at the edge of Italy’s peaceful and inspiring Lake Como. It's an opportunity to start narrative nonfiction writing from scratch, revive current work, refine drafts or find focus for a current manuscript in progress.

Flathead River Writers Conference in writing Flathead River Writers Conference
Presenter expertise - Writing skills across genres, social media, marketing and paths to publishing by bestselling authors. Agent and publisher conferences for early registrants. Sept 14-15 2019 Kalispell MT

The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference in writing The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference
Join us for a celebration of writing and reading with noted authors in the nation's oldest city, Sep 15-17, 2016 St. Augustine, Florida.

Chanticleer Authors Conference 2019 in writing Chanticleer Authors Conference 2019
Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Publishing at CAC19 - MetaData, SEO, Analytics & Latest Technologies, Audiobooks and Podcast Creation, and more. Apr 26-28, 2019 Bellingham WA

A Writer Within in writing A Writer Within
A WRITER WITHIN - IN TUSCANY: Writing Retreats For Women In Inspiring Locals. Click for more information on our writing retreats in Tuscany.

Algonkian Writer Conferences in writing Algonkian Writer Conferences
First novel published? No? Join the top .001 by attending the most successful and no-nonsense writer events. Commercial contracts and advice by professionals only.

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