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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 1579 programs
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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

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August Words House Tropical Writers Retreat
Invest in your book this Winter. Defrost your Muse: Get out of the cold and into the sun! Spend a month...

FL

Yoga, Writing + Revolution Online Weekend Retreat
This will be an extraordinary weekend of guided meditation, innovative creative writing practices, and dynamic yoga sequences—all toward experiencing a revolution...

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

Story Threads Virtual Writing Retreat
For 4 days, work with 3 pro editors to explore every aspect of writing 3-dimensional characters, from inception, into drafting, and...

Internet

Write Your Story
Write your own story to help you understand who you are and connect with the real you. Edit your own story...

France

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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.

PNWA 2020 Conference in writing PNWA 2020 Conference
The Pacific Northwest Writers Conference is one of the longest-running professional writer's conferences in the world, dedicated to helping authors in all stages of their writing career. Sep 24-27 2020

Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat in writing Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat
Spend a Week with Your Book... The Novel-In-Progress Bookcamps and Writing Retreats. Six-Day, Residential workshops or writer retreats

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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