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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 1546 programs
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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.

Italy

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

PALA Self-Publishing Intensive
Everything You Need to Self-Publish So You Can Publish Your Book Now. How to create, format, design, edit, produce, distribute, market,...

Rebirth Your Book
Rediscover your novel or memoir with a full manuscript evaluation, coaching sessions and customized work plan. Join an intimate group of committed...

PA, Costa Rica, India, Italy, United Arab Emirates

Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat
Concurrent small group, 6-day writing programs, workshop or retreat. Fee covers room, board, program. Bookcamp: Workshop to improve WIP. Classes, writing clinic,...

WI

The Devoted Writer
Finally banish writer's block forever! This month-long online class teaches the free-writing method and helps wannabe writers become real writers.

Internet

L'atelier Writers Workshop
The L'ATELIER Writers' Retreat and Workshop seeks to provide a balance of solitary space for writing, engaging seminars on craft, critique...

France

Writeaways™
We created Writeaways to help you find the time you need to write. We provide writing instruction, fabulous food and company...

NM, France, Italy

Nimrod Journal's Conference for Readers and Writers
An all-day writing conference with workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, YA fantasy, finding a literary agent, and more, as well as...

OK

Dzanc Books' DISQUIET International Literary Program
Workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, Portuguese literature & culture. Includes critiques, lectures, readings, discussions on publishing, literary walks & excursions, film...

Portugal

Write Your Heart Out in Paris
This is the writing workshop you've been looking for. Write more authentically and deeply in a spectacular city. Devoted to wholehearted...

CO, France

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Welcome to the best guide for writing programs
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
2020 San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 13-16) at the Hyatt Regency S.F. Keynotes include Walter Mosley, Jonathan Maberry and Brooke Warner. On Sept. 14 it's Writing for Change with Brooke Axtell. Join us!

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."

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, Travel, Transform: Tuscany
Join 7-time author Laura Davis for a transformative 10 day writing, yoga, and mindfulness meditation retreat to the Tuscan countryside.

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
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.

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 Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp in writing The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp
3-day Smoky Mountain retreat conference features editor/agent/publisher classes & discussion groups, intense writing workshops taught by award-winning authors. Feb 21-23, 2020 Asheville, NC

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.

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