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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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Writers Retreat Workshop/Wake Up and Write WRW
Wake Up and Write WRW/Writers Retreat Workshop partners with INPAX to offer Wake Up and Fight WRW: A Firearms, Self-Defense, Practical, Tactical Intensive for Writers.

PA

Flathead River Writers Conference
September 22-23, 2018 : Presenter expertise - memoir, publicist, digital marketing, writing blockbuster fiction & series, path to publishing. Agent and publisher conferences for early registrants.

MT

Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conference
This year's theme is Water: flood, fish, drought, swim, drink, rain, rivers, tears, dams, oceans, and other sundry wetness. Oct 11-13, 2018.

FL

The Lost Art of Personal Writing
Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing.

MN

San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes
2019 San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 14-17)

CA

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.

CA, CA, FL, NY, VA

Women's Writing Retreat in Palm Springs
Come join other women on a journey of exploration specializing in Memoir writing. No more than 8 women during this all...

CA

LDStorymakers & Indie Author Hub Writers Conference
The SMIAH Conference includes breakout sessions, keynotes, and intensives on everything from publishing to the writing craft. Whether you want indie...

MO

Write in Spain
Mentoring and Workshops in dialogue, characters, short story writing and longer pieces of writing including text books and novels. This encompasses...

Spain, Spain, Spain

Mississippi Writers Guild Annual Conference
Writing conference featuring speakers who are professionals in writing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, documentary film making and more.

MS

Book Marketing Workshop “Amazon and Beyond” with expert Amy Collins
You will learn how to: List your book on Amazon; Make your Amazon page stand-out; Unlock your book’s best keywords; Sell more with ads and...

MO

Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers
$500 prizes and publication. Open to writers whose work has not appeared in more than 2 publications. Up to 5 pages...

The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp
The Asheville Christian Writers Conference offers attendees the experience of a large writers conference but on a more personal and intimate...

NC

Southern California Writers' Conference
Founded and run by professional writers the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative guidance to help distinguish those manuscripts...

CA, OR

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Florida Writers Circuit in writing Florida Writers Circuit
The Florida Literary Arts Coalition is a network of writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and sympathetic institutions collaborating to advance new writing and independent publishing throughout the state and region.

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.

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.

Writing for Self-Discovery - A Summer Retreat in the French Alps in writing Writing for Self-Discovery - A Summer Retreat in the French Alps
If you've ever felt inspired to tell your story or have a strong urge to write, explore writing as a way to reconnect with your inner life. You'll be encouraged to renew the link between your intuition and your creativity using guided visualization and practical exercises.

A Writer Within in writing A Writer Within
A WRITER WITHIN - IN TUSCANY: Writing Retreats For Women In Inspiring Locals. Click for more information on our writing retreats in Tuscany.

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 15-17, 2016 St. Augustine, Florida.

Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat in writing Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat
One-week workshop retreats feature morning group sessions, afternoon individual conferences and creative time, and evening resident read-arounds and/or entertainments. Also, year-round individual retreats.

Mountain Maryland Writers' Institute in writing Mountain Maryland Writers' Institute
Morning and afternoon sessions guided by authors and historians. Jul 26-29 2018 Garrett County, MD.

Antioch Writers' Workshop in writing Antioch Writers' Workshop
Fiction, memoir and personal essay, poetry. Accessible faculty, intensive seminars, manuscript critiques, agent meetings. Presented in partnership with University of Dayton, July 14-20, 2018.

Windsor International Writers Conference in writing Windsor International Writers Conference
How to promote, platform and present your work. Jul 6-8, 2018 Ontario Canada

Murphy Writing of Stockton University in writing Murphy Writing of Stockton University
Escape the distractions of your busy life. Supportive retreats will energize and inspire your writing. Take advantage: plentiful writing time, insightful feedback and good company.

2019 Las Vegas Writer's Conference in writing 2019 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 May 2-4, 2019.

Sanibel Island Writers Conference in writing Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Four-day conference for writers of all levels, features workshops, panels, and consultations with our faculty of celebrated authors and teachers. Sanibel, FL, Nov 8-11, 2018

Write, Travel, Transform: Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru in writing 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.

James Bonnet's Storymaking Workshops in France and California in writing James Bonnet's Storymaking Workshops in France and California
7 Day Storymaking Retreats in CA and France for Novelists and Screenwriters with James Bonnet. Santa Monica, CA - Sep 8-14, 2018. Nans sous Ste Anne, France - Oct 6-12 and OCT 15-21, 2018.

The Lost Art of Personal Writing in writing The Lost Art of Personal Writing
Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing.

San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes in writing San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes
2019 San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 14-17)

Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conference in writing Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conference
This year's theme is Water: flood, fish, drought, swim, drink, rain, rivers, tears, dams, oceans, and other sundry wetness. Oct 11-13, 2018.

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.

Writers Retreat Workshop/Wake Up and Write WRW in writing Writers Retreat Workshop/Wake Up and Write WRW
Wake Up and Write WRW/Writers Retreat Workshop partners with INPAX to offer Wake Up and Fight WRW: A Firearms, Self-Defense, Practical, Tactical Intensive for Writers.

Flathead River Writers Conference in writing Flathead River Writers Conference
September 22-23, 2018 : Presenter expertise - memoir, publicist, digital marketing, writing blockbuster fiction & series, path to publishing. Agent and publisher conferences for early registrants.

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