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Writers Retreat Workshop
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OfficeSlice Aspiring Writer's Circle
The OfficeSlice Aspiring Writer's circle is a community of people coming together to share their original work - novels, short stories,...
Spring is a special time for renewal. Energize yourself at the THRIVING… One day at a Time - Workshop for Women....
National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference
Join Us at the 2014 NAPT Annual Conference Writers, teachers, healers and lovers of words will be gathering to celebrate National...
Publish and Promote Your Book
Connect with New York City literary agents
Meet with major publishing house editors
Pitch your book to agents and editors
Learn how to...
New Harmony Writers Workshop
The New Harmony Writers Workshop is a week-long summer retreat offering workshops in poetry and prose. Each workshop will allow up...
This is a week-long international writing retreat in the Danish countryside, guided by two professional writers. Make your writing dreams a...
Kauai Writers Conference
Two days of programs on craft, finding an agent, and getting published. Sessions on character development, making setting a character, memoir,...
Seaside Writers' Conference and Retreat
Established by writers, for writers. Occurs annually in Seaside, Florida, on the historic and beautiful 30A, at a number of beautiful...
Writers Digest Annual Conference
Take control of your writing career, hone your craft,fuel your creative fire at Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, brought to you by...
Writers' Retreat and Workshop
Writers' Retreats in beautiful SW France with optional daily workshop,private consultation and three tourist visits a week. Full board with French...
NetWest Writers Conference
NetWest is a chapter of the North Carolina Writers' Network. Its mission is to support writers in far western North Carolina...
West Virginia Writers' Workshop
Participate in an intimate workshop (in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or screenwriting). Absorb valuable lessons on writing in craft talks. Improve your...
Writing workshop: Catch Your Readers
Learn to move people to act in print and online, in this two-day MasterClass, get readers to 1) pay attention to...
Author Entrepreneur Workshop
Whether you're writing your manuscript or you've already published a book, there are many options available for you to become a...
Ozark Creative Writers
Our lineup this year is amazing. Bestselling writer, Jeff Guinn; Five Star Publishing editor, Tiffany Schofield; Bestselling author, Brett Cogburn; writer,...
Colonies, Residencies, & Retreats: Inspiring settings to nurture your creativity.
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Creative Writing Adventures with Page Lambert
Literature & Landscape of the Horse (Wyoming); River Writing Journey for Women (Utah Canyonlands); Weaving Words & Women (Peru, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu)
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.
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