Southern California Writers' Conference
Aim for excellence. Settle only for exceptional. Be the writer you aspire to be and join us in Irvine, CA, Sept. 20-22, 2019.
Write Away Europe Plovdiv Writing Retreat
Inspiring Writers Retreat in Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture 2019. Join like-minded writers for a transformative week of writing. Includes: 6...
Idaho Writers League Annual Conference
Workshops focusing on writing, publishing, marketing and IWL awards.
Chicago-North RWA's Spring Fling 2020
Three day Biennial conference geared towards both aspiring and established writers of any genre but focused on romantic fiction. Bookseller/Blogger/Librarian event,...
Write Away Europe Writing Retreats
Writers & aspiring writers find inspiration, get feedback, time to write surrounded by like-minded writers in a supportive, collaborative setting.
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Greece, Italy
Retreat to the Springs!
Retreat to the Springs! retreat includes instruction and one-on-one manuscript critique, all held in the fantastic Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Arkansas Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
Conference: workshops, manuscript consultations, portfolio reviews, pitches, networking
Retreat: lecture, discussion, writing practice, feedback
Roundtable: discussion, feedback
Workshop: craft practice, lecture, feedback
Colonies, Residencies, & Retreats: Inspiring settings to nurture your creativity.
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