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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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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

WA

Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Manuscript critiques with authors & editors. Tracks for fiction, creative nonfiction,young adult, and poetry; workshops, talks & craft sessions. Accommodations and...

WY

Kentucky Christian Writers Conference
KCWC is an annual, interdenominational event designed to equip and encourage writers in their quest for publication to fulfill the mandate...

KY

Fiction Among Friends Writers' Retreats
St. George Island (FL) Writers' Retreat for Women: Workshops, personal writing time,participant readings for feedback, private consultations with author-in-residence Adrian Fogelin....

FL

Story Camp 2020
Need escape time to get clarity about your book idea or to start/finish any writing project? Short workshops to learn writing...

FL

Killer Nashville
The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic...

TN

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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

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.

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 San Diego, CA, Feb. 14-16, 2020.

San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference in writing San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference
See why Tom Robbins said, "If Dante had had the San Miguel (de Allende, Mexico) experience, he might have written more about heaven and less about hell."

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!

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.

The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp in writing The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp
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

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