Handheld device? Tap here for Mobile Site
ShawGuides logo

Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

Unabridged, continually updated guide to writing conferences, writers workshops, creative career writing programs and literary retreats, with 1565 programs
   Add Your Listing    Sponsor Login    Advertising Info
Type your search in the box   
or see more Search Options   
This Guide Only
All Guides
Calendar of writing events:   Mar'20   Apr'20   May'20   Jun'20   Jul'20   Aug'20   Sep'20   Oct'20   Nov'20   (more...)   Add your event!
Autobiography/Memoir   Business/Technical   Children's   Fiction   Horror   Humor   Journalism   Marketing   Mystery   Nature   Non-fiction   Playwriting   (more...)
New York   Los Angeles   Boston   New York City   Atlanta   Seattle   Chicago   Portland   Nashville   Columbus   Houston   Las Vegas   (more...)
California   New York   Florida   Massachusetts   Washington   Pennsylvania   Texas   Colorado   Georgia   Ohio   Arizona   North Carolina   (more...)
Italy   France   Internet   Canada   Mexico   Ireland   Greece   Spain   United Kingdom   England   Australia   Costa Rica   (more...)
New & Updated

The Lost Art of Personal Writing
Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing.

MN, WI

PNWA 2020 Conference
Take your writing to the next level. Attend the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association 2020 Conference, one of largest writing conferences in the country. Sep 24-27, 2020.

WA

Chanticleer Authors Conference 2020
Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Publishing at CAC20 - Sessions on the Latest Tools and Technologies to Increase Book Sales for Indie Authors. Apr 17-19, 2020 Bellingham, WA.

CA, OR, WA, Canada

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.

NC

Writing By Writers Tomales Bay Workshop
Participants work closely with a nationally known writer, receive constructive feedback from their peers, and spend four intensive days dedicated to...

CA, CA, CA, CA, CA

Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp
Boot Camp is for the writer who has a full book-length manuscript (novel, memoir or collection) and would like to engage...

CA

Sitka Writing Adventure
The Sitka Writing Adventure is a week-long workshop with Pam Houston where writers will generate new work while hiking, kayaking and...

AK

Wyoming Writers Conference
Attendees will have as opportunity to pitch to agents and publishers. Workshops will be offered in fiction, creative nonfiction, writing the west,creative...

WY

A Writing Retreat for Women, Bar Harbor, Maine
A Women's Writing & Creativity retreat held at my home on the rocky shore in Bar Harbor, Me. Held in Waterfront...

ME

Writers Retreat Workshop/Wake Up and Write WRW
WRW is a 10-day/9-night workshop which combines classes, one-on-one meetings, and writing time. WRW is on hiatus in 2020.

ID

Art of the Picture Book
Duncan Tonatiuh, award-winning children's book author and illustrator, is offering a hands-on workshop.

MA

Read.Write.Share. Writers Weekend
Weekend writers conference offering presentations, workshops,and discussions around nonfiction, creative nonfiction. Includes an authors fair.

AR

2020 Creative Retreat
Relax & refuel your creativity along a scenic river, while picking up tips from professionals in photography & journaling. There will...

MO

Meet the Publishers!
Meet different publishers each year, traditional to self-published, magazines, newspapers, etc. Learn what they are looking for and how the industry...

202 Nashville Indiana Writer's Conference
Our 3rd annual writers conference. This year will be information on Writing, Editing, Marketing, Business of Writing, Illustrating and Cover Design...

IN

Cagibi Retreats
At the end of this September join a small group of writers for CAGIBI's 2020 retreat: a week of dedicated writing...

NY, NY, France

Melete Writers Retreats
Fiction, screenwriting and TV writing retreats taught by Harvard University faculty.

Italy

Lansdowne Writers' Workshop
The Lansdowne Writers’ Workshop provides beginner to experienced writers with support and focused, quiet time to write. Wednesdays from 7-9PM: Wednesday, March...

PA

Additional Resources
Colonies, Residencies, & Retreats: Inspiring settings to nurture your creativity.

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.

The following sponsors have a lot more to tell you about their programs. Click on a listing or image to find out what's special about being a participant. If you need to find a program to fit your specific interest, use the search links on the top of the page to quickly find what you are seeking.


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.

San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes in writing San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes
2020 San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 13-16) at the Hyatt Regency S.F. Featuring Walter Mosley, Jonathan Maberry, Brooke Warner and Armand Baltazar. Join us!

Write, Travel, Transform: Tuscany in writing Write, Travel, Transform: Tuscany
Join 7-time author Laura Davis for a transformative 10 day writing, yoga, and mindfulness meditation retreat to the Tuscan countryside.

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. Oct 2-4, 2020

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

Words and Wanderlust in writing Words and Wanderlust
An affordable, high-quality opportunity for writers of all levels to be mentored by award-winning authors on the elements of fiction and non-fiction. Jun 7-13, 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

WriteLines Writing Workshops and Retreats in writing WriteLines Writing Workshops and Retreats
If you need time to write, carefully designed prompts to awaken creativity, encouragement from other writers, and a beautiful ocean environment, this is the retreat for you. Mystic, CT. Apr 27-May 1, 2020.

The Asheville Christian Writers Conference in writing The Asheville Christian Writers Conference
3-day Smoky Mountain retreat conference features editor/agent/publisher classes & discussion groups, intense writing workshops taught by award-winning authors. Feb 21-23, 2020 Asheville, NC

Jackson Hole Writers Conference in writing Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Don't miss the 29th conference! Delve into the art and craft of writing. Critiques, workshops in stunning Jackson Hole, WY, June 25-27, 2020.

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension in writing Writers Studio at UCLA Extension
An intensive 4 days of instruction and writing. Participants choose from 12 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer, limited to 15 students.

The Lost Art of Personal Writing in writing The Lost Art of Personal Writing
Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing.

PNWA 2020 Conference in writing PNWA 2020 Conference
Take your writing to the next level. Attend the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association 2020 Conference, one of largest writing conferences in the country. Sep 24-27, 2020.

Chanticleer Authors Conference 2020 in writing Chanticleer Authors Conference 2020
Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Publishing at CAC20 - Sessions on the Latest Tools and Technologies to Increase Book Sales for Indie Authors. Apr 17-19, 2020 Bellingham, WA.

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.

Home | Contact Us | About ShawGuides | Advertising Info
Subscribe to RSS feed        

Content and materials on this website are Copyright ©1995-2020 ShawGuides.com