MurderCon, presented by the Writers' Police Academy
MurderCon, presented by the Writers’ Police Academy, is a special training event for writers of all genres, with a specific focus on solving the crime of murder.
Children's Literature Fellowship
WCDH is offering a fellowship for a two-week residency to allow the recipient to focus on a book that provides inspiration...
Virtual Writers' Weekend
Writers in all genres, working at all levels virtually interact with authors & literary agents in 37 workshops & 800 one-to-one...
Writers Marketing Conference
Marketing is the most important but least talked about aspect of being an author. Writers' Marketing Conference is for fiction and...
Gutsy Great Novelist Writing Retreats
Give yourself the gift of time to finish your novel. Join us for a week-long, exclusive writing retreat on the Maine...
Lansdowne Writers' Workshop
The Lansdowne Writers’ Workshop provides beginner to experienced writers with support and focused, quiet time to write.
Wednesdays from 7-9PM: June 10,...
Colonies, Residencies, & Retreats: Inspiring settings to nurture your creativity.
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