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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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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

Children's Literature Fellowship
WCDH is offering a fellowship for a two-week residency to allow the recipient to focus on a book that provides inspiration...

AR

Virtual Writers' Weekend
Writers in all genres, working at all levels virtually interact with authors & literary agents in 37 workshops & 800 one-to-one...

Internet

Writers Marketing Conference
Marketing is the most important but least talked about aspect of being an author. Writers' Marketing Conference is for fiction and...

UT

Gutsy Great Novelist Writing Retreats
Give yourself the gift of time to finish your novel. Join us for a week-long, exclusive writing retreat on the Maine...

ME

Lansdowne Writers' Workshop
The Lansdowne Writers’ Workshop provides beginner to experienced writers with support and focused, quiet time to write. Wednesdays from 7-9PM: June 10,...

PA

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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

Jackson Hole Writers Conference in writing Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Due to the corona virus pandemic, Jackson Hole Writers has shifted from a live conference to online programming. Please see our website for details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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