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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

Unabridged, continually updated guide to writing conferences, writers workshops, creative career writing programs and literary retreats, with 1537 programs
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Southern California Writers' Conference
Aim for excellence. Settle only for exceptional. Be the writer you aspire to be and join us in Irvine, CA, Sept. 20-22, 2019.

CA, OR

Write Away Europe Plovdiv Writing Retreat
Inspiring Writers Retreat in Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture 2019. Join like-minded writers for a transformative week of writing. Includes: 6...

Bulgaria

Idaho Writers League Annual Conference
Workshops focusing on writing, publishing, marketing and IWL awards.

ID

Chicago-North RWA's Spring Fling 2020
Three day Biennial conference geared towards both aspiring and established writers of any genre but focused on romantic fiction. Bookseller/Blogger/Librarian event,...

IL, IL

Write Away Europe Writing Retreats
Writers & aspiring writers find inspiration, get feedback, time to write surrounded by like-minded writers in a supportive, collaborative setting.

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Greece, Italy

Retreat to the Springs!
Retreat to the Springs! retreat includes instruction and one-on-one manuscript critique, all held in the fantastic Yellow Springs, Ohio.

OH

Arkansas Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
Conference: workshops, manuscript consultations, portfolio reviews, pitches, networking Retreat: lecture, discussion, writing practice, feedback Roundtable: discussion, feedback Workshop: craft practice, lecture, feedback

AR, AR

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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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Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change in writing Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
Six days living & writing with a supportive community at a gorgeous retreat center, using writing practice as a tool for growth, healing, transformation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. Keynotes include Walter Mosley, Jonathan Maberry and Brooke Warner. On Sept. 14 it's Writing for Change with Brooke Axtell. Join us!

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.

Southern California Writers' Conference in writing Southern California Writers' Conference
Aim for excellence. Settle only for exceptional. Be the writer you aspire to be and join us in Irvine, CA, Sept. 20-22, 2019.

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