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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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Southern California Writers' Conference
Believing that craft matters, SCWC has facilitated well over $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. San Diego, CA, Feb. 15-17, 2019.

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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.

WA

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.

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

Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Italy

Bethany Beach Writing Retreat
Write your stories at the beach in the beautiful Addy Sea Inn! Gift yourself with 3 days to write your stories...

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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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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.

San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes in writing San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes
2019 San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 14-17) at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel. Keynotes by Catherine Coulter, Jose Antonio Vargas and Jane Friedman!

2019 Las Vegas Writer's Conference in writing 2019 Las Vegas Writer's Conference
Las Vegas Writer's Conference has sessions and workshops for all levels of writers from beginners to ready to publish whether traditional or self publishing May 2-4, 2019.

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."

Write, Travel, Transform: Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru in writing Write, Travel, Transform: Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru
Join 7-time author Laura Davis for a transformative 16 day writing and yoga retreat to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru.

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

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension in writing Writers Studio at UCLA Extension
An intensive 4 days of instruction and writing. Participants choose from 10 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer, limited to 15 students.

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.

Southern California Writers' Conference in writing Southern California Writers' Conference
Believing that craft matters, SCWC has facilitated well over $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. San Diego, CA, Feb. 15-17, 2019.

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.

The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference in writing The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference
Join us for a celebration of writing and reading with noted authors in the nation's oldest city, Sep 15-17, 2016 St. Augustine, Florida.

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.

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.

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