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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 1594 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 online September 17-19, 2021.

CA, OR

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

Italy

Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group
Virtual day-long workshops and one-hour-long sessions on the craft and business of writing.

Internet

Historical Novel Society - North American Conference
The 2021 conference offers programs by 100+ presenters on writing craft, historical topics, publishing info, and more! Attendees mingle and network...

Internet

Rochester Writers' Conference
Lectures, Workshops, and Panel Discussions in fiction, non-fiction, and business concepts of writing. Open to new writers, working journalists, and published...

MI

Lansdowne Writers' Workshop
The Lansdowne Writers’ Workshop provides beginner to experienced writers with support and focused, quiet time to write. Wednesdays from 7-9PM: March 3,...

PA

Chanticleer International Book Awards, Chatelaine for Romantic Fiction
A prestigious Writing contest for Romantic Fiction: Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Adventure & Suspense, Romantic Steam/Sensual (Not Erotic), Inspirational/Restorative. Deadline for...

Virtual Writers' Weekend
Writers working in all genres, at all levels, virtually interact with bestselling authors & literary agents in talks, online writing groups...

Internet

Chanticleer International Book Awards, SOMERSET Awards -- Literary Fiction
Chanticleer International Book Awards is looking for the best books featuring Literary Fiction. Overall Grand Prize Winner announced at the Chanticleer...

Chanticleer International Book Awards, CHAUCER Awards -- Historical Fiction (pre-1750)
Chanticleer International Book Awards is looking for the best books featuring Pre-1750s Historical Fiction. Overall Grand Prize Winner announced at the...

Chanticleer International Book Awards, CLUE Awards -- Thriller
Chanticleer International Book Awards is looking for the best books featuring Suspense and Mystery. Overall Grand Prize Winner announced at the...

Chanticleer International Book Awards, The FICTION SERIES Awards
Chanticleer International Book Awards is looking for the best books featuring any of our 15 fiction genre divisions. See site for...

Chanticleer International Book Awards, GOETHE Awards -- Historical Fiction (post 1750) 
Chanticleer International Book Awards is looking for the best books featuring Historical Fiction after 1750. Overall Grand Prize Winner announced at...

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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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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.

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. Tentative 2021 dates: Oct 1-3

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 online September 17-19, 2021.

Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop in writing Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop
Six-week summer workshop for serious writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Prestigious faculty of award-winning authors. 6/7/2021-7/16/2021 Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

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. Jun 23-27, 2021

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