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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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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.

FL, NH, NJ, NY, , , Spain, United Kingdom

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.

WA

Camp Writerhaven
Camp Writerhaven is a residential writing retreat for wordsmiths in all genres held at Rockvale Writers Colony.

TN

Sand 'n Stories Writer's Retreat
Sand 'n Stories writer's retreat is a fun and safe weekend for LGBTQ writers and allies. There will be workshops, panels,...

FL, FL

Chanticleer Authors Conference 2020
A unique and progressive authors conference designed to share insight and knowledge about the marketing and business side of being an...

CA, OR, WA, Canada

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

Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop
The Writing By Writers Workshop @ Boulder brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known writers for a weekend of...

CO

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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