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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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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

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

Writers Retreat Workshop/Wake Up and Write WRW
WRW is a 10-day/9-night workshop which combines classes, one-on-one meetings, and writing time. Join experienced staff, and up to 19 other...

ID

Words and Wanderlust
An affordable, high-quality opportunity for writers of all levels to be mentored by award-winning authors on the elements of fiction and...

Georgian Republic

Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
Ten workshops/retreats (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and stage+screen), individual conferences, faculty & student readings, craft seminars, critiques, writing exercises, discussions, writing time....

VA

Writing With Care
This unique writing retreat with award winning mentors Lois Brown and Lori Clarke provides one-on-one dramaturgy, guided reflection, and plenty of...

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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. 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.

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."

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 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. Featuring Walter Mosley, Jonathan Maberry, Brooke Warner and Armand Baltazar. Join us!

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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