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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 1582 programs
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Open Community Holiday Practice Day: Mindfulness & Writing
Join us for a special day of writing and meditation in conscious community with Albert Flynn DeSilver! This is an extended...

CA

Faith Writers Conference
Moved online for 2021. Keynote speaker Cynthia Ruchti, literary agent and author of 30 books. Workshops on marketing, writing shorts, writing...

Internet

Chanticleer Authors Conference 2021
A unique and progressive authors conference designed to share insight and knowledge about the marketing and business side of being an...

WA, Internet

Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat
Alderworks Alaska is located on 5 acres along West Creek in remote Dyea near Skagway. Three cabins are opened for summer...

AK

Ann Wylie Master Classes: Writing workshops
Please join us at our upcoming public writing workshops. You’ll walk away with tips, tricks and techniques for getting people to...

Internet

Flathead River Writers Conference
Conference near Glacier Park in NW Montana. Nationally recognized speakers with expertise in writing across genres. Author platform, queries that work, pitching...

MT

North Words Writers Symposium
Intimate Alaska writers conference includes workshops, panel discussions, readings, train ride, nature walk, keynote dinner. Symposium faculty will interact with you...

AK

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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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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

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension in writing Writers Studio at UCLA Extension
An intensive 4 days of instruction and writing. Participants choose from 12 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer, limited to 15 students.

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.

The Asheville Christian Writers Conference in writing The Asheville Christian Writers Conference
3-day Smoky Mountain retreat conference features editor/agent/publisher classes & discussion groups, intense writing workshops taught by award-winning authors, publishers, and editors. Feb 26-28, 2021 Asheville, NC

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