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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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Confluence-SFF
Located at the birthplace of the Ohio River, Confluence is Pittsburgh’s longest-running literary conference with a strong focus on science fiction,...

PA, PA

Do You Wish You Felt Closer to God?
Connect with God through writing...For those who enjoy writing-whether fiction or nonfiction, journaling or note writing-putting pen to paper can be...

VA

Yosemite Writing Retreats
An all-inclusive writing workshop weekend near Yosemite National Park. For aspiring and established writers. Includes a 2-night stay at the historic...

CA

Spring Big Apple
Open to all writers, the Spring Big Apple offers a session on queries and pitches, a Meet the Agents panel, an...

NY

DFW Writers Conference
We welcome writers in all genres, both fiction and non-fiction, provide a top-notch educational program, hands-on workshops, access to literary agents...

TX

The Petigru Review
Win up to $200 in The Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Awards for Novel First Chapter, Nonfiction, Fiction and Poetry or become...

Internet

The Emotional Craft of Fiction
A day with New York agent, writer and teacher, Donald Maass on The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the...

OR

Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention
St. Louis Writers Guild's new annual writers conference. The weekend long event will take place at the Renaissance Hotel and feature...

MO

Succeeding as a Magazine Writer
Whether print or online, to earn real money, gain publicity, or get your words out for fun, there are skills that...

Internet

Creating a Visual Memoir Using Writing and Collage
A five-day magical artistic retreat led by artist Gwen Fox and author Junie Swadron that honors your resiliency, artistry, strength and...

NM

PENCON
PENCON is the only conference for editors in the Christian market. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge about the editing industry and...

GA

Mountain Valley Writers Conference
Our goal is to support writers from all areas in pursuit of their word dreams and this conference is just one...

AL

Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference
Killer Nashville features nine breakout sessions for intense smaller group interaction, moonshine & wine tastings, agent/editor roundtable pitches, a mock crime...

TN

Fiction Intensive: Make it Memorable
Expand your awareness of your craft as a storyteller. Savor the creative use of language and explore your insatiable desire to...

CA

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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.

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Writers' Police Academy in writing 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 10-13, 2017

Algonkian Novel Writing Courses and Program in writing Algonkian Novel Writing Courses and Program
The first truly competitive novel writing program. No time wasting or gimmicks. Professional consults and literary agent pitch forums. We tell it straight.

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

Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop in writing Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop
Six-week summer workshop for serious writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Prestigious faculty of award-winning authors. 6/5/2017-7/14/2017 Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

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.

Colgate Writers’ Conference in writing Colgate Writers’ Conference
Daily workshops of ten or fewer participants, personal consultations, craft talks, panel discussions, readings, and informal conversations. Jun 11-17, 2017

Southern California Writers' Conference in writing Southern California Writers' Conference
Believing that craft matters, SCWC has facilitated well over $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. San Diego, CA, Feb. 17-20, 2017

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 15 day writing and yoga retreat to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru.

Chanticleer Authors Conference 2017 in writing Chanticleer Authors Conference 2017
Chanticleer Authors Conference-The Business and Marketing of Writing. Mar 31, Apr 1 & 2, 2017, Bellingham, Wash. N of Seattle and South of Vancouver, B.C.

Jackson Hole Writers Conference in writing Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Don't miss the 26th conference! Delve into the art and craft of writing. Critiques, workshops in stunning Jackson Hole, WY, Jun 22-24, 2017.

Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change in writing Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
A week living & writing with a supportive community at a gorgeous retreat center, using writing practice as a tool for growth, healing, transformation.

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 (limit 275 attendees) focuses on the craft of writing, plus information on publishing, marketing and specialty topics.

2017 Las Vegas Writer's Conference in writing 2017 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 Apr 20-22 2017

San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes in writing San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes
San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 16-19). Attendees network with 120+ presenters including Heather Graham, John Perkins, Jon Agee, William Bernhardt and a wide variety of publishing professionals from NYC to the West Coast!

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 3-6, 2016

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.

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.

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.

Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviews in writing Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviews
First novel published? No? Join the top .001 and become a true brass-ring author. Straight talk, commercial contracts, no BS or amateurs.

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. March 11-13 & April 8-10 September and October TBA, 2016, New York, NY

Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conference in writing Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conference
This year's theme is Writing Funny: The Literary Art of Humor. We imagine this to include writing humorous works in all literary genres.

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