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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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Writers Retreat Workshop/Wake Up and Write WRW
Writers Retreat Workshop/Wake Up and Write WRW returns to Nazareth Retreat Center in Boise, Idaho for a 10-day workshop July 1-10, 2019.

ID

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

CA

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

James Bonnet's Storymaking Workshops in France and California
7 Day Storymaking Retreats in CA and France for Novelists and Screenwriters with James Bonnet. Santa Monica, CA - Sep 8-14, 2018. Nans sous Ste Anne, France - Oct 6-12 and OCT 15-21, 2018.

CA, France

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.

Italy

Write-to-Publish Conference
Continuing classes, electives, panels of editors, general sessions.

IL

WriteLines Writing Workshops and Retreats
This workshop is for individuals currently writing a nonfiction book or have an idea for a book. The presenter will lead...

, FL, FL, NH

Writeful Places Writers Retreat
Luxury writers retreats in exotic destinations for both the aspiring and the professional writer in need of a well-deserved getaway. Check...

Aruba

Poetry, Prose & Procrastination
The Carolina Fiber and Fiction Center presents a unique opportunity for writers of all levels of ability, during a day long...

RI

San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference
2018 Includes 7 keynotes, 7 classes (from 70), storytelling, short plays, panels, open mic, 5 lunches, parties. Optional writing contest, excursions,...

Mexico

Travel Writing & Photography Retreat
Do you want to be a travel writer? Do you want to improve your skills at this enjoyable craft? Do you...

Vietnam

JUMP-START THE CREATIVE PROCESS WITH AUTHOR MITZI SZERETO
Whether you need help getting started on that novel or find yourself stuck midstream or just want to try something new,...

WA

SCBWI Rocky Mountain Chapter Letters & Lines Writers Conference
Registration is now open for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Rocky Mountain Chapter Letters & Lines Fall Conference...

Chanticleer Authors Conference 2018
Sessions on Increased Distribution, Book Marketing & Branding, Amplifying Promotion Efforts,Publishing Avenues & Platforms, Accelerating Book Sales,and Social Media Mastery &...

Canada

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Writers Retreat Workshop/Wake Up and Write WRW in writing Writers Retreat Workshop/Wake Up and Write WRW
Writers Retreat Workshop/Wake Up and Write WRW returns to Nazareth Retreat Center in Boise, Idaho for a 10-day workshop July 1-10, 2019.

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 and Jane Friedman!

James Bonnet's Storymaking Workshops in France and California in writing James Bonnet's Storymaking Workshops in France and California
7 Day Storymaking Retreats in CA and France for Novelists and Screenwriters with James Bonnet. Santa Monica, CA - Sep 8-14, 2018. Nans sous Ste Anne, France - Oct 6-12 and OCT 15-21, 2018.

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.

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 2018 Conference in writing PNWA 2018 Conference
Take your writing to the next level. Attend the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association 2018 Conference in September, one of largest writing conferences in the country

Flathead River Writers Conference in writing Flathead River Writers Conference
September 22-23, 2018 : Presenter expertise - memoir, publicist, digital marketing, writing blockbuster fiction & series, path to publishing. Agent and publisher conferences for early registrants.

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. Irvine, CA, Sept. 21-23, 2018.

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.

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

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.

The Lost Art of Personal Writing in writing The Lost Art of Personal Writing
Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conference in writing Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conference
This year's theme is Water: flood, fish, drought, swim, drink, rain, rivers, tears, dams, oceans, and other sundry wetness. Oct 11-13, 2018.

Florida Writers Circuit in writing Florida Writers Circuit
The Florida Literary Arts Coalition is a network of writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and sympathetic institutions collaborating to advance new writing and independent publishing throughout the state and region.

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