Writers' Police Academy
The most interactive and educational hands-on experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. Aug 9-12, 2018
Southern California Writers' Conference
Believing that craft matters, SCWC has facilitated well over $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. Irvine, CA, Sept. 21-23, 2018.
Write, Travel, Transform: Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru
Join 7-time author Laura Davis for a transformative 16 day writing and yoga retreat to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru.
The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference
Join us for a celebration of writing and reading with noted authors in the nation's oldest city, Sep 15-17, 2016 St. Augustine, Florida.
Chanticleer Authors Conference 2018
Chanticleer Authors Conference-The Business and Marketing of Writing. Apr 20-22, 2018, Vancouver, B.C.
The Great Writers Escape
Have you longed for the space and time to write without interruption, immersed in a peaceful landscape, with a simple flow...
Ridgefield Writers Conference
Focused on both art and craft, the Ridgefield Writers Conference is one of the most instructive short conferences available, with faculty-led...
CT, MA, NY,
Internet, Italy, Italy
Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshop
The Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshop at the University of Arizona. Sessions include craft lectures and manuscript workshops led by...
Taylor's Professional Writers Conference
Join professional editors, agents and authors for a weekend of training and networking to develop your writing skills and platform.
Chicago-North RWA's Spring Fling 2018
Three day Biennial writer's conference geared towards both aspiring and established writers of any genre but focused on romantic fiction. Bookseller/Blogger/Librarian...
Speak Up Conference
Take your speaking and writing ministry to the next level! This is an educational conference for speakers, writers, and students. The...
Self-Publishing Boot Camp
A 2-day self-publishing boot camp in beautiful South Lake Tahoe in a mansion with indoor pool, spa, movie theater, rec room,...
Scene Structure Boot Camp
A 3-day intensive boot camp to learn how to write terrific novel scenes. You'll brainstorm and critique in a small group....
Proprioceptive Writing is a method for finding your authentic voice through writing. It is both a therapeutic meditation and an invaluable...
CA, CT, NY, RI, TN,
Internet, Ireland, Netherlands
Plotting Madness Boot Camp at South Lake Tahoe, CA
Three extensive days in a mansion at South Lake Tahoe. With a small group of writers and instructors you will plot...
Writing Workshop: Obituaries to Die For
Full-day, hands-on workshop covering the biographical essay. Includes building a data time capsule, picking a theme, writing a lede, and placement...
Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
Inspiring general sessions, information-packed workshops, experts panel, mentors, critiques, editor and agent appointments. Seattle in June can be spectacular!
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference
Keynote opening dinner, panel presentations, seminars, workshops, readings, manuscript reviews, agent-editor consultations, "First Pages", writers' circles, post-conference workshop.
Himalayan Writer's Retreat
India's highest peaks bless your writing during this inspiring retreat. Seven days of inspiration. Amazing food. Fireside chats. Long walks. Lots...
Full-Bodied Writer Retreat
The Full-Bodied Writer Retreat explores the writer’s mind-body connection in a peaceful, relaxing setting.
Free Expressions Seminars
Workshops for writers at all stages of their professional careers. Focused work on students’ manuscripts with an emphasis on plot, characterization,...
MN, OR, VA, WA
Dublin Writers Conference
A mixture of writing craft, self publishing and digital marketing sessions from qualified instructors from Ireland, the United States and other...
NSNC Columnists and Bloggers meeting
Annual writing conference for columnists of all genres, bloggers and serial essayists featuring Pulitzer Prize and other award winning speakers.
Broadleaf Writers Conference
Featuring an all-star cast of bestselling writers, literary agents, and sessions packed with insightful information and experience, our conference offers what...
10 Min Con
For three glorious days in August 2018, writers from all over North America will come together to celebrate writing, learn from...
Colonies, Residencies, & Retreats: Inspiring settings to nurture your creativity.
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