Handheld device? Tap here for Mobile Site
ShawGuides logo

Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

Unabridged, continually updated guide to writing conferences, writers workshops, creative career writing programs and literary retreats, with 1239 programs
   Add Your Listing    Sponsor Login    Advertising Info
Type your search in the box   
or see more Search Options   
This Guide Only
All Guides
Calendar of writing events:   Sep'14   Oct'14   Nov'14   Dec'14   Jan'15   Feb'15   Mar'15   Apr'15   May'15   Jun'15   Jul'15   (more...)   Add your event!
Autobiography/Memoir   Business/Technical   Children's   Fiction   Horror   Humor   Journalism   Marketing   Mystery   Nature   Non-fiction   Playwriting   (more...)
New York   Los Angeles   Seattle   New York City   Atlanta   Chicago   Las Vegas   ny   Boston   Houston   San Francisco   Dallas   (more...)
California   New York   Florida   Washington   Texas   Colorado   Massachusetts   Pennsylvania   Georgia   North Carolina   Ohio   Arizona   (more...)
Italy   France   Internet   Canada   Mexico   Ireland   Greece   Spain   United Kingdom   Australia   England   Peru   (more...)
YOU could be the NEXT HAY HOUSE Author!
Speak, Write, Promote!

Become a Mover & Shaker
Nov 7-9
Chicago, IL

Featuring
Hay House President/CEO Reid Tracy & NYT Best-selling author Cheryl Richardson

Register Now!


New Listings

A Fundamental Journey: Making Your Way in the Writers' World
From industry professionals to New York Times bestselling authors, including a keynote by esteemed author James Scott Bell, you will not...

OH

Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp
An intense, 6-day, residential workshop-retreat for writers in all genres working on a novel or creative nonfiction book. First novel, Indie...

WI

Six Persimmons Writer's Retreat
The Six Persimmons Retreat for Writers and Artists offers peace and quiet in a beautiful, shared space. We give you an...

PA

The Writing Retreat in Cornwall
A new retreat in beautiful west Cornwall You will have time and space to write, supported by personal tuition and stimulated...

United Kingdom

The Connection in Disconnection: One-day High School Poetry Workshop with Farrah Field -
This workshop will examine current trends in collage-style writing, or poetry that carries meaning, emotion, and sometimes stories within lines that...

NY

Writing the 21st Century Nature Poem with Alison Hawthorne Deming
Master class. See website for details. Application Due: Friday December 12, 2014 Email 3 poems accompanied by a cover sheet with your...

NY

words + pictures with Elaine Equi
Master class. See website for details. Applications due Dec. 5th. In a single attachment, email 3 poems and cover sheet with name,...

NY

“Why Must It Always End This Way?” Narrative Theory & Poetry Workshop with Natasha Sajé
Students will examine narrative in the poems of Barbara Guest and John Ashbery, among others, and are invited to bring their...

NY

Catch Sight of Desire: A Monologue Lab for Poets with Lenelle Moise
This energetic workshop combines theater exercises and writing prompts to encourage writers to create irresistible characters for the stage. Bring a...

NY

Text, Event, & Chorus: Intergenre Writing for Poets with Corina Copp
In this three-day seminar and workshop, we'll move in successive forms...We'll also talk about contemporary, 'downtown' theater practices, and will write...

NY

Departures: A Way to Start the Poem
We will explore the joys and challenges of working on formal, craft issues in new poems generated from in-class exercises and...

NY

Rewriting with Abandon: The Art of Revision
Each session we discuss procedures and strategies for revising our poems, do short in-class revision exercises, discuss some published works, before...

NY

Love Me in Your Language
Through a series of writing exercises, a bit of translation/mistranslation and the use of Butch Morris’ Conduction Theory, we’ll explore the...

NY

Writing About Big Ideas
Our culture encourages us to only talk about the big questions through an examination of the everyday and the specific. See...

NY

Inherent Logistics: From One Genre to Another
In this seminar we’ll work outside of and between forms and search for logics poetic or otherwise in our fledgling pieces,...

NY

From Journal to Poem
In this workshop we’ll develop multiple ways of gathering material through writing and experimenting with journaling, researching and taking notes. See...

NY

28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: TAA’s 28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference, Las Vegas, June 2015. Proposal Deadline: October 6, 2014. For...

NV

Wik '14: Writing and Illustrating for Kids Conference
This one-day conference offers over 25 sessions about the essentials of writing and illustrating for young readers. Attendees will learn the...

AL

Indian Springs Writers Retreat
Three days of sharing best practices from professional writers in a quiet retreat setting. Hear from memoirists, poets, bloggers, novelists, network...

GA

Additional Resources
Colonies, Residencies, & Retreats: Inspiring settings to nurture your creativity.

Welcome to the best guide for writing programs
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.

The following sponsors have a lot more to tell you about their programs. Click on a listing or image to find out what's special about being a participant. If you need to find a program to fit your specific interest, use the search links on the top of the page to quickly find what you are seeking.


Mendocino Coast Writers Conference in writing Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
3-day annual conference features small group genre intensives, lectures, readings, one-on-one consultations, editor/agent/publisher chat rooms. Jul 31-Aug 2, 2014. Fort Bragg, CA. Celebrating our 25th season.

Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference in writing Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference
Limited to 250 attendees, the conference provides a wide variety of workshop sessions and the opportunity to network with aspiring and published authors. Oct 3-5, 2014

Abroad Writers' Conference in writing Abroad Writers' Conference
A Summit of Professional Writers and Award Winning Authors. LAKE COMO June 21 - 28th. SPAIN December 13 - 20th. Workshops with Pulitzer Authors. Nightly Readings and Lectures.

The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference in writing 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 25-27, 2014 St. Augustine, Florida.

ASJA Writers Conference in writing ASJA Writers Conference
Expand Your Reach: Improve your career in blogging, books, articles, web content, social media, corporate projects, and much more. NYC, Apr

New York Writers Workshop:  Pitch Conferences & Workshops in writing New York Writers Workshop: Pitch Conferences & Workshops
Three-day conferences for writers who pitch their book proposals to editors from major New York publishers. Oct 10-12 & Nov 7-9, 2014 New York, NY

Free Expressions Seminars in writing Free Expressions Seminars
Unparalleled instruction, feedback, and inspiration from industry professionals. Our simple goal: to help you achieve artistic and commercial success—now and for your entire writing career.

Unicorn Writers' Conference in writing Unicorn Writers' Conference
Network with 30 agents, get MS feedback from industry shot-callers and hone your craft. Plus, get practical tutorials from publishing executives March 14, 2015

San Francisco Writers Conference in writing San Francisco Writers Conference
San Francisco Writing for Change is Sept. 6, 2014. San Francisco Writers Conference featuring 100+ bestselling authors, agents, editors and publishers is Feb 12-15, 2015.

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension in writing Writers Studio at UCLA Extension
An intensive 4 days of instruction and writing. Participants choose from 10 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer, limited to 15 students.

Southern California Writers' Conference in writing Southern California Writers' Conference
Devoted to writers of all levels, SCWC has facilitated some $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. Los Angeles CA, Sep 19-21, 2014.

Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviews in writing Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviews
First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.

U.S. Poets in Mexico Annual Poetry Conference in writing U.S. Poets in Mexico Annual Poetry Conference
Join USPiM and Andrei Codrescu, editor of Exquisite Corpse, in Oaxaca for an extraordinary week of poetry leading up to Dia de los Muertos October 27-31, 2014

Autumn in Tuscany - A Writing Retreat for the Senses in writing Autumn in Tuscany - A Writing Retreat for the Senses
Through daily morning yoga, workshops, writing prompts and using all that the countryside has to offer, this retreat is guaranteed to transform your writing.

2015 Las Vegas Writer's Conference in writing 2015 Las Vegas Writer's Conference
Las Vegas Writer's Conference has sessions and workshops for all levels of writers from beginners to ready to publish whether traditional or self publishing.

Irv Bauer Screenwriting in Italy in writing Irv Bauer Screenwriting in Italy
Two-week Screenwriting Intensive in the story book beauty of Spoleto, Italy. In depth process from Character to First Draft. Small groups, all levels.

Author Salon Commercial Novel Writing Program in writing Author Salon Commercial Novel Writing Program
The first truly competitive novel writing program created by literary agents, editors, and writers. No time wasting, no gimmicks. Straight talk.

Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise in writing Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise
Lectures on craft, roundtables, readings, receptions, daily workshops in Novel, Short Story, Nonfiction, Young Adult Writing led by award-winning and best-selling authors. Jan 17-25, 2015

Maranatha Christian Writers' Conference in writing Maranatha Christian Writers' Conference
Fast-paced, information-packed sessions and workshops. Consultations with authors, agents, editors, and publishers included. Beautiful setting with on-site resort-like accommodations. Sep 15-18, 2014

Writer's Renaissance in writing Writer's Renaissance
It's not a Retreat-it's a Renaissance. We use Florence as a classroom to unlock our creativity, electrify our writing and eat lots of gelato! Apr 12-18, 2015

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference in writing Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
Bring your in-progress book-length or chapbook-length poetry manuscript to the decision-makers. The only conference designed to set poets on a path towards book publication.

San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference in writing San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference
See why Tom Robbins said, "If Dante had had the San Miguel (de Allende, Mexico) experience, he might have written more about heaven and less about hell."

Writing in Puerto Morelos With Joan Lee Hunter in writing Writing in Puerto Morelos With Joan Lee Hunter
Enjoy a week-long women's writing retreat with Joan Lee Hunter April 4-11, 2015, in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, a quiet fishing village on the Mayan Riviera.

Houston Writers Guild in writing Houston Writers Guild
Houston Writers Guild Annual Fall Writing Contest is Open to ALL writers! Entering is easy. $75 prize awarded to first place in each category.

The Writer's Retreat of Your Dreams in writing The Writer's Retreat of Your Dreams
The Writer's Retreat of Your Dreams: a week of unparalleled instruction, inspiration, community and deep rest in a stunning setting on the Northern California coast.

The Asheville Christian Writers' Conference - Writers Bootcamp in writing The Asheville Christian Writers' Conference - Writers Bootcamp
3-day Smoky Mountain retreat conference features small editor/agent/publisher classes & discussion groups, intense writing workshops taught by award-winning authors. Feb 20-22, 2015 Asheville, NC.

Writing Immersion in Sustainable Tuscany in writing Writing Immersion in Sustainable Tuscany
Holistic retreat near the Castle that Only God Knows - Tuscany - Creative writing, yoga, and painting workshops. May 2015

PNWA Summer Writers Conference in writing PNWA Summer Writers Conference
Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, vital writer community.

Home | Contact Us | About ShawGuides | Advertising Info
Subscribe to RSS feed            

Content and materials on this website are Copyright ©1995-2014 ShawGuides.com